If you look for hate, you will find hate. If you seek beacons of hope, you will find ways to construct peaceful coexistence.
The creation of a modern ‘sense of self’ for Ireland is proposed. James Joyce is the ideal icon to represent this change.
Saint Patrick, Irish heritage and post-independence perspectives on ‘Irishness’ are linked. What is difficult to comprehend is how they relate to universal identity. This article explains the importance of separating identity from our “sense of self”. They are not the same thing.
There is no way to bring all the disparate perspectives of Irish identity together and come up with a unified concept
Covid-19: The worst we can do is pine after what has been taken away. It’s best to move forward in a totally different world. Doing so offers us surprising opportunities. For the stay-at-home Irish we can start by re-exploring our own back yard.