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Eye on Mayo – There’s nothing “Quiet” like it!

Known worldwide for the village of Cong of ‘The Quiet Man’ fame, its Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage and Knock Shrine, Westport House, stunning views and...

Red Hugh O’Donnell and The Long Walk

By C. A. Tremayne From the dawn of history there has been a strong streak of the rebel in the Celtic character and Scotland, Wales,...

Perfect Pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Ingredients • 100g plain flour • 2 eggs • 300ml semi-skimmed milk • Sunflower Oil • Pinch of salt In a large mixing bowl put 100g plain flour and a pinch of...

Castle and 500 acres has endless possibilites!

Fancy yourself living like Sir Winston Churchill did in this Midlands castle in the rolling countryside? Well if you have €5M it could be...

Sligo – Land of Heart’s Desire

By Aidan Wall On my first day in the Yeats country of Co Sligo, I visited the seaside resort of Strandhill, on the south side...

How Cúchulainn became Teddy Roosevelt’s favourite bedtime story

By Kenneth McNally Once upon a time.......well yes, it happened many years ago; but this is no whimsical fairy tale, rather the little-known story of...

Michael Darragh MacAuley: A Concerned Citizen

By John Scally Dublin star Michael Darragh MacAuley follows the advice of Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” The 2013 Footballer of the...

Murder of a Cork Fenian in Chicago

By Pauline Murphy Philip Henry Cronin was born on August 7th, 1846, in Buttevant, Co. Cork but An Gorta Mór (The Great Fame) was sweeping...

A Cork village buys back a piece of its past!

By Paulin Murphy During the summer of 2019, a shillelagh used in an infamous County Cork faction fight went under the hammer at Foinse Mealy...

My World War I Ghost

By Martin Malone The helmet has been with me for 43 years, give or take some relatively short separations. For a while, it hung on...