ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe “Always remember the pact that we made Too young to die but old isn’t great” !!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnZmWE8JG3M
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe I feel old! :( I feel years have passed! EEK!!
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe The Aha Shake Heartbreak album brings me back to when I was doing my Leaving Cert! Where the hell did those years go??!!!! (I’m scared)
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe I think the most frightening thing is that I was on the cusp of life then, and 5 years later I still feel like I’m on the cusp of life!
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe I can feel the hopeful and enthusiastic energy that I felt when I listen to those songs now…
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe #mid20scrisis
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe However - 5 years ago I attended my first Yeats Summer School. This year I’ll be giving workshops at the School! :) Progress.
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe I’m also now TEACHING Leaving Cert Irish! Yes, I have progressed. :)
ANiDhorchaidhe Ali Ní Dhorchaidhe I think it’s the ‘being a teacher’ that’s making me feel old…
It is not living, it is not living.” —The Beatles, “Tomorrow Never Knows”
I’m very excited to present the brochure for this year’s Yeats International Summer School in the Land of Heart’s Desire itself, Sligo, the mythological landscape that inspired some of W.B. Yeats’ most beautiful poetry. The poet also spent his childhood here, and his family’s heritage still plays an important part of the cultural identity of the county. What better backdrop than Sligo to set the two week long Summer School, which also coincides with the annual Yeats Festival.
The iconic landscape of Sligo, with the mountains of Ben Bulben and Knocknarea, has had an immense influence on me, as much as the Summer School itself was a crucial part of my academic training, and has also led to many friendships that I hold dear.
I’m proud to say that I will not only be attending the school this year, but I will also have the honour of giving Irish language workshops to the students attending the school, who come from all over the world! I must admit that I’m still in awe to see my name on the School’s programme alongside with eminent Yeatsian scholars that I am very fortunate to call my friends!
- John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity
Good rule for poetry!