This is a short post to let my readers know that I’m now contributing to Culch.ie, Ireland’s top pop-culture group blog. The Culch.ie website has a fun, busy and bright collection of commentary on music, films, books, events, games, comedy and so on, with a broad range of contributors and a lovely community. I’m delighted to have been invited to join.
To those unfamiliar with the word culchie: it is slang for a person from outside Dublin, or beyond the Pale. It used to be widely considered derogatory, like muck savage, but has become a popular self-deprecating term (or self-depreciating, if you prefer). There is even an annual Culchie Festival that celebrates all things rural Irish.
Since “culch” can be read (or said) as short for “culture”, the website’s address is doubly apt. My first post there is about scary radiators in films. Don’t ask – but do read if you like, add a comment if you’re so inclined, and have a look around while you’re there.