Fáilte Chuig Breac

  Niamh De Brún: Príomheagrathóir    Is iriseoir mé le Motley le dhá bhlian anuas. Fuarthas taithí san iriseoireacht agus mé ag obair leis an iris san ollscoil, grá mo chroí.  Idir cheolchoirmeacha, agallamheanna agus léirmheasanna, bhí spás cruthaitheach agam i gconaí i leathanacha Motley. Tá saol an mac léinn deacair, go háirithe le linn […]

Ag Athcruthú an Taithí Gaeilge

Emer Breathnach – Príomheagarthóir.  “An rud is giorradh don chroí, ‘sé is giorradh don bhéal.”     Tráth dá raibh, agus mé i mbun na hArdteiste, tuigtear dom don chéad uair gurb í an Ghaeilge mo theanga dhúchais. Chuir an tuiscint sin gliondar ar mo chroí. Dhá bhliain bheag roimhe, ní raibh ach cúpla focal agam […]

Tá sí anseo

Oonagh Ní Mhuirí: Príomheagrathóir  A chairde Gaeil, Faoi dheireadh thiar thall táim ar muin na muice an t-iris seo a roinnt libh! Ba mhaith liom aird a tharraingt ar an obair den chéad scoth a bhí curtha isteach ag mo chomhghleactha Niamh agus Emer sa tionscnamh seo – cinnte ní bheadh an t-iris seo curtha […]

Editorial: Sexual Revolution 2.0

Undoubtedly we are living through a second-wave sexual revolution. A revolution of thought, of action and of feeling. In recent years the #MeToo movement has dethroned the powerful and shattered the halls of silence that allowed predators to sadistically wield their arsenal of perversity unchallenged. Silence is both a symptom and an agonist of the […]

Editorial: The neverending journey – entering and exiting the maze.

This editorial is brought to you by fluoxetine, flurazepam, promethazine and quetiapine. It’s sponsored by counselling, patronised by the waning weight of rain clouds and subsidised by years of pain, growth, love, inventory, strife, hope and wonder. Mental health issues and subsequent recovery are by no means a linear journey, trust me, I know, but […]

Issue Five Editorial

I’ve been editing student writing going on three years at this point, and one thing that never fails to amaze me is just how good it is. There’s an awful lot of literary and journalistic talent in our midst, and that’s true no matter the genre: fiction? Fantastic stuff. Current affairs? Wonderful. Poetry? Outstanding. But […]