Author Archives: Kiran Hampton | Queen's University Belfast

Changed My Mind

Tourism Ireland’s global campaign is entitled “Fill Your Heart with Ireland.” According to the press releases, TI invited “a real married couple from Sweden” and took them around Ireland while covertly monitoring their heartrates. The sites provoking the strongest cardiac … Continue reading

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Are We Laughing?

It was Northern Ireland which revealed to me the inanity, the raw tedium of the American argument. There are outliers of course, but syntactically speaking, a dispute between two Americans will in the main have only three components: some accusation … Continue reading

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Belfast Briefly

It is becoming increasingly clear that they think I am from somewhere much warmer than the Mid-Atlantic seaboard. I turned up recently to a football practice beginning deep in the night on a hard and pretty little pitch in the … Continue reading

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