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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...

Female Politicians

By Aileen Atcheson Charles Stewart Parnell was President of the Land League and Home Rule MP during the 1870s and 1880s. Fanny and Anna were...

The Rocky Road to Somewhere

By Peter P Dobbing For far too many years, relationships across the Irish Sea were a trifle fraught as they say, not necessarily between the...

Lessons I Happily Learned at Primary School

By Tom Ryan Were my schooldays the happiest days of my life? Maybe not all of them but I do have many pleasant memories of...

The Days of the Greyfort Races

Recalled by James Reddiough Jack ‘John’ McGloin was born in Greyfort House, Currower, Attymass in 1889 and he died there on 31 October, 1968....

Dublin in the ‘Good Old Days!’

By Cheryl Devaney Henrietta Street, in Dublin’s north inner city, dates from the 1720s and represents the best collection of early to mid eighteenth century...

Bloomers and Booze Worth More Than Art?

By Shaun Ivory While the 1916 Rising undoubtedly changed the course of Irish history, it also produced an unexpected side effect, i.e., one of the...