"For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."James Joyce (1882-1941)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

By Way of Introduction: Dublin Made Me

Welcome to Dublin Made Me - the blog that explores the culture of Dublin, Ireland's capital city, as it has been immortalised down through the years, in music, literature, art.

What better way to start the ball rolling than Dublin's own Colin Farrell and his reading from the poem by Donagh MacDonagh which also happens to be the name as our blog. It's called Dublin Made Me.

Donagh MacDonagh was a writer, judge, broadcaster and playwright. He was born in Dublin in 1912, the son of Thomas MacDonagh, an Irish nationalist and poet, who was executed for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916. He died on 1 January 1968 and is buried at Deans Grange Cemetery in Dublin.

This is Dublin Made Me by Donagh MacDonagh read by Dublin-born actor Colin Farrell. Colin is still very much alive, earning fame and renown as Hollywood actor. He hasn't let it get to his head though as, on the evidence of this, he remembers where it started. 

Way to go Colin. Good on ya Donough. On ya boyos. No culchies here I tells ya. If there was I'd bate them wit me schtick.

Watch this space for more ...

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