Being Irish is entertainment enough in itself, but here are included additional forms of amusement: highbrow and otherwise...Enjoy!
“Dancing at Lugnasa” A Movie Review
"Dancing at Lughnasa," Brian Friel's Tony Award winning play became a movie starring Meryl Streep, the incomparable Donegal landscape, beautiful music, and a magnificent supporting cast.
Art and Photography
Ireland is full of images that beg to be commemorated in art and photography. Here is a scant selection of what is available.
Ireland in the Movies
Ireland's beautiful landscapes and hospitable people make it an A+ List location for filming. See why in these films about or filmed in Ireland.
Irish Film Honored at Cannes
“The Wind that Shakes the Barley” awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival and Market.
Irish Pub Culture
The Irish pub, or "public house," is an icon. Going "down the pub" for a drink, company, music, dancing, and story-telling an important part of the Irish quality of life.
The Agnes Browne Trilogy
Agnes Browne, (disguised as Angelica Huston in the movie), dear, lovely, Agnes Browne, the working-class Dub with seven kids, a fruit stand, and life full of magic...
The Boys and Girl from County Clare, a Movie Review
If you enjoy Irish music, spend a little time at the “All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition,” compliments of this joyous film set in 1970 Ireland.
The Pipers' Gathering
Pipers gather in Vermont. Instruction, demonstrations, workshops and discussions emphasize the similarities between these varying bagpipe types.
The Pup’s Dad
Here’s a true story of a Donegal dog told by a guest from Belfast.
Tis All for Thee - Thomas Moore Irish Culture Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Irish Culture Site Map
TIS ALL FOR THEE
If life for me hath joy or light,
Tis all for thee,
My thoughts by day, my dreams by night,
Are by of thee, of only thee.
What’er of hope or peace I know,
My zest in joy, my balm in woe,
To those dear eyes of thine I owe,
Tis all from thee.
My heart, ev’n ere I saw thoses eyes,
Seem’d doom’d to thee;
Kept pure till then from other ties,
‘Twas all for thee, for only thee.
Like plants that sleep, till sunny May
Calls forth their life, my spirit lay.
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