A Celtic fable

The publication of the final part of his trilogy regarding Irish diaspora represents a coming of age for author Joseph O’Connor, who has eschewed a populist writing style in favour of a deeper, yet no less popular, direction

3rd July, 2010

Way back in 2002, it must have seemed like a safe bet to launch the first of a trilogy of books focusing on Irish displacement.

The rawness of those chapters in Irish history - the menace of their recurrence - was being salved by the Celtic tiger’s paw.

Men could give up praying and saving, and start romanticising an emigrant Ireland that was dead and gone.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say