Author Archives: Alex Peeples | NUI Maynooth

Knick Knacks and Paddy Whacks

I am an avid fan of camp and kitsch so it is with a somewhat heavy heart that I feel compelled to note the underlying ideological failure of the kitschiest moment of my time in Ireland spent outside a Carroll’s. … Continue reading

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Reflections after Longer Exposure

In all my limited time on this earth, I have never particularly appreciated casual photography. For much of my life I have attempted to avoid being in photos, largely in order to best prevent the horror of my visage from … Continue reading

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Butter Than Ever

When I accepted the Mitchell Scholarship, out of all the council I received, one piece of advice struck me as particularly concerning. An acquaintance who had lived in Ireland before told me that I should not expect to make too … Continue reading

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