The Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock,  Carraig Aonair, meaning “lonely rock”, in Irish is a small clay-slate islet in the Atlantic Ocean and is the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies 6.5 kilometres southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13 kilometres from County Cork on the Irish mainland. Fastnet is known as “Ireland’s Teardrop as it was the last part of Ireland that 19th century IrishContinue reading “The Fastnet Rock”

Reading from Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), Panopticism translated from the French by Alan Sheridan in 1977 at Cork City Gaol 13th February 2018

Foucault begins with a description of the measures needed to be taken against the plague in the seventeenth century such as, partitioning of space and closing off houses and constant inspection. Extreme order was required to control the spread of disease. All modern mechanisms for controlling abnormal individuals derive from these as Foucault examines aContinue reading “Reading from Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), Panopticism translated from the French by Alan Sheridan in 1977 at Cork City Gaol 13th February 2018”