Inside Anthology Volume 15:
Arts: The Great Book of Ireland | Frederic William Burton
Lifestyle: The Irish Kitchen | The Great Unknown
Fashion: Don O’Neill: A Retrospective | Irish Designers making waves overseas
History: Sisters at War | Turkish aid to Ireland during the Great Hunger
From the editor…
It’s lovely to be back! Due to unavoidable delays and restrictions, a new issue of Anthology is long overdue. To all who have been looking forward to its release, I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Let’s hope that this season’s ‘collection of beautiful experiences’ will have been worth the wait!
For this issue, the theme is ‘Everything Irish’, from travel and fashion to art and culture, with a focus on appreciating what’s to enjoy on our own doorstep. Not forgetting our Irish diaspora, the fashion pages are a celebration of the achievements of Irish designers who emigrated and have achieved global recognition for their work.
To mark the centenary of the events of 1921, we take a look at the role of women during Ireland’s revolutionary years, honouring those who endured imprisonment, hunger strike and separation from their families and friends for their beliefs.
Voted Ireland’s favourite painting in 2012, Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs by the County Clare artist, Frederic William Burton, features on the front cover. We are also proud to tell the story of Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, The Great Book of Ireland, an extraordinary modern vellum manuscript, which celebrates Irish creativity at its best.
Wishing all our readers good health and happiness. Enjoy your summer safely!