Contents: R.V. Comerford, Political Myths In Modern Ireland; Hugh Leonard, The Unimportance of Being Irish; Louis Le Brocquy, A Painter's Notes On His Irishness; Patrick Rafroidi, Defining The Irish Literary Tradition In English; Maurice Harmon, Definitions of Irishness In Modern Irish Literature; Terence Brown, Awakening From the Nightmare; Irish History in Some Recent Literature; Richard Kearney, The Transitional Crisis of Modern Irish Culture; Mary E. Daly, The Impact of Economic Development on National Identity; Joseph Lee, State and Nation in Independent Ireland; David Harkness, Nation, State and National Identity in Ireland: Some Preliminary Thoughts; John A. Murphy, Religion and Irish Identity; Dermot Keogh, Catholicism and the Formation of the Modern Irish Society; Maurice Goldring, National Identity and Class Conscience; Mark Mortimer, The Anglo-Irish Influence In The Shaping of Irish Identity; Garret Fitzgerald, Towards A New Concept of Irishness; John Hume, A New Ireland-The Healing Process; Andy O'Mahony (Moderator). A Round Table On A Changing Concept; Appendix 1. The Conference Programme and List of Participants; Appendix 2. Irishness in Print: A Selective Bibliography; Notes; Notes on Contributors; Index.