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Japanese Attack on Ennistymon!

By Martin Gleeson A World War II story is told about the popular Co. Clare town of Ennistymon. This...

Some Facts About Donegal

WD Flackes, writing in 'The Universe', which is a religious newspaper published in Britain, referred to Donegal as the most northerly part of Northern Ireland.

Hidden Gems in Kilbrittain Countryside

A chance walk while out visiting family and friends in Kilbrittain near Kinsale in County Cork recently revealed a number of historic gems.

Judy Garland loved visiting Dublin

Judy Garland’s rendition of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ was voted The Best Song of the twentieth century by the record industry.

The Country House Dances

There was a huge country house dance scene in the rural parts of Ireland for centuries.

The GAA and the early days in Mayo

The Ballina Journal of March 4, 1889, has a feature on two games that were played the previous Sunday.

The Origin and Growth of Towns and Villages in Ireland

Celtic settlements were the earliest influence in the development of towns and villages in Ireland. Glendalough is one of the best examples. The monks tended to build in remote spots...

George Best – Ireland’s Famous Footballer

He was the Manchester's top goal scorer in the League for five consecutive seasons. However, when he first went to Manchester United he was homesick and only stayed for two days before returning home.

Plentiful and Precious – Irish Fairy Forts

We tend to take raths or fairy forts for granted around Ireland. Many of us have grown up in sight of round mounds in nearby fields, some of them wonderfully decorated with fully grown hawthorn bushes and mature species of beech or oak.