Winter 2005–6

Stephen Beechinor  In the public ward

A man in hospital recalls a peculiar camping holiday. [fiction]

Angela Bourke  Rocks in the road

On Peter Lennon’s documentary Rocky Road to Dublin, its Ireland, and ours [review-essay]

Harry Browne  Territorial waters

The Shell pipeline in Mayo, the Irish Ferries labour dispute, and the future of Irish capitalism [reportage]

Ciaran Carson  It’s been a long time

An old friend sends a mysterious postcard [fiction]

Bernard Loughlin  The broad majestic Shannon

Recollections of life aboard a barge on Ireland’s inland waterways [memoir]

Lia Mills  Boarders

A childhood at various Irish boarding schools [memoir]

Ian Sansom  Diary

Marathon dreams, camper vans, and the birth of the Cookie Run: nine months and three weeks in the life [diary]