Lola Ridge

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Lola Ridge never lost her allegiance to Ireland. In her first book, she paid homage to the Easter Rising with The Tidings. In her second, Sun-up and Other Poems, she celebrates the Irish activist Jim Larkin who was arrested in the Palmer raids on an extended visit to the US, and jailed in Sing Sing for anarchism

Born in Dublin, raised in New Zealand, educated in Australia, anarchist Lola Ridge went from being the wife of a New Zealand gold miner in 1908 to th(...)

Deirdre Gribbin’s new piece was commissioned for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, in which her great-uncle fought

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival opened on Friday with a new work by Deirdre Gribbin, commissioned for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. (...)