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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...

Horse Doctors – The old and the new

By Carmel Kelly-Palmer Stephen Croghan has spent his life as a blacksmith and farrier. The very mention of the words brings a smile to his...

The Rusted Iron Cross

By Martin Malone Some stories run beyond the reach of legend, are fact, but their detail has been lost and become hazy in the wheel...

X, His Mark

By Martin Malone An uncle of mine is big into genealogy and has thus far unearthed a plethora of information concerning our ancestors. Many people...

A journey through a miner’s life

The crunch of the ground beneath the feet, the dripping of water overhead, the intensity of the darkness in areas without lighting, the sheer...