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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...

A man who touched and transformed the lives of so many people

By John Fitzgerald In January 2019, north Kilkenny said goodbye to a very special man: The great Larry Cummins, whose mission in life had been...

Nun who Founded Addiction & Rehabilitation Centres is Honoured with Oireachtas Award

By Sean Ryan A Mercy nun who founded vital addiction and rehabilitation centres, that still treat thousands of people for over half a century, has...

The Bard’s Siblings and an Irish Connection

By Marie MacSweeney The spirit and songs of Robbie Burns are fondly remembered and celebrated throughout the world, and especially in Ireland, but few know...

Niall Tóibín: The Man of Many Accents

By Brian McCabe Lovers of drama and comedy in Ireland will have noted, with sadness, the passing of that much loved actor Niall Tóibín. Tóibín was...

The ‘Mud Hut’ and the ‘Mansion’

By Joseph Kelly Coyle's Cottage is situated in Co. Tyrone, on the western shore of Lough Neagh and is estimated to be at least 300...

Ireland’s Mysterious Stones

By Michael Hannon Stones seem to have a strange fascination for very many people. I suppose the reason may be that we are ever curious...