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Commemoration Síreacht: Longings for Another Ireland is a series of short, topical and provocative texts on controversial issues in contemporary Ireland. Contributors to the Síreacht series come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives but share a commitment to the exposition of what may often be disparaged as utopian ideas, minority perspectives on society, polity and environment, or critiques of received wisdom. Associated with the phrase ceól sírechtach síde found in Irish medieval poetry, síreacht refers to yearnings such as those evoked by the music of the aos sí, the supernatural people of Irish mythology. As the title for this series, we use it to signify longings for and imaginings of a better world in the spirit of the World Social Forums that ‘another world is possible’. At the heart of the mythology of the sí is the belief that laying beneath this world is the other world. So too these texts address the urgent challenge to imagine potential new societies and relationships, but also to recognise the seeds of these other worlds in what already exists. Other published titles in the series are Freedom? by Two Fuse Public Sphere by Harry Browne The editors of the series, Órla O’Donovan, Fiona Dukelow and Rosie Meade, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, welcome suggestions or proposals for consideration as future titles in the series. Please see for more information. Commemoration Heather laird Series Editors: Órla O’Donovan, Fiona Dukelow and Rosie Meade First published in 2018 by Cork University Press Youngline Industrial Estate Pouladuff Road, Togher Cork T12 HT6V, Ireland© Heather Laird 2018 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording or otherwise, without either the prior written permission of the publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in Ireland issued by the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 25 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2. The right of the author to be identified as originator of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with Copyright and Related Rights Acts 2000 to 2007. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. ISBN 9781782052562 Typeset by Studio 10 Design Printed by Hussar Books in Poland For Helen and Siobhán ...


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