So, for the day that's in it, some other reasons to be glad to be Irish. Rita Connolly singing The Deer's Cry (from Shaun Davey's album The Pilgrim); Sinéad singing Take me to Church; Rónán Ó Snodaigh from Kila singing Ón Taobh Tuathail Amach and that magnificent Corkman John Spillane singing All the Ways You Wander from a TG4 live seisiún. And, lest the Ulsterfolk feel neglected, a poem from the timeless Patrick Kavanagh.
Details of the new publication - In the Shelter (Hodder & Stoughton, Hachette Ireland, 2015).
Last week I had the real pleasure of an extended conversation with Cathy MacDonald from the BBC Radio Scotland programme "Sunday Morning with Cathy MacDonald". The audio is through the link. We spoke about Corrymeela, poetry, theology, conflict, LGBT identity and national identity. There is some music interspersed throughout.
Scotland Together - Resources for dialogue from Place for Hope - an ecumenical initiative, working with churches and agencies in Scotland who are already working in the areas of peace-making, reconciliation and mediation.
Oh how I love Greenbelt.
Video of Dubliners asked this question from 1984.
Today is Pride.