Editorial III – Space

Space has always been a source of fascination for humans. There’s this trope in essay writing called ‘the beginning of time essay’ where in order to emphasise the fundamental importance of something you call back to its historical significance. With Space though, it’s almost impossible to contemplate it without thinking about its enduring ever-presence.    […]

Poetry: The Molar Truth

Pull out the tooth Excalibur from the gum – the wriggle and rattle and Eventual give since – of course! I am the Chosen One, the Arthur  Of my own, aching epoch. I keep this milky relic close to my chest, cradle it Like the dull throb of a newly pierced ear. Run My tongue […]

The Irish Distrust of Mushrooms

Contributing writer Daniel Gavilovski discusses foraging in Eastern Europe and explores the lack of interest in the tradition in Ireland, all the while opening our eyes to the wonder of fungi.     I have often wondered why it is that the culture of mushroom picking is so much scarcer in Ireland than it is […]

CCAE 24hr Dereliction Design Charrette

Architecture Student Róisin Hayes, writes for Motley on the importance of fighting dereliction. Photo Cred @ Frank O’Connor. As I walk through the city, I see gaps. Ruptures, cavities and craters in our city centre are becoming an increasing concern. These cavities opened one by one in the last number of years and like a […]

Poetry: Bloom

There are those who bloom like daffodils. They wait beneath the soil Until eventually, in springtime, they burst out with little toil. They’re bright like evening sunsets, yellow and orange and green,  But in winter, when you need them, they’re never to be seen.   There are those who bloom like roses, crawling out from […]