The loves of the Irish

True, France had the Scarlet Pimpernel, Italy had Casanova and England had James Bond, but let there be no mistake – Ireland is the land of a hundred thousand lovers. From ‘Bull’ McCabe’s obsessive love of the field to Oscar and Bosie’s love that dar

9th February, 2008

True, France had the Scarlet Pimpernel, Italy had Casanova and England had James Bond, but let there be no mistake – Ireland is the land of a hundred thousand lovers. From ‘Bull’ McCabe’s obsessive love of the field to Oscar and Bosie’s love that dare not speak its name, the Irish have worn their hearts on their sleeves, down through the centuries.

This truant traipse through Irish art, literature,...

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