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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Excavations Reveal Mysteries of Ireland’s Past

By Kevin P. Oldham For many, archaeology is for the experts, but so many exciting discoveries have been made during excavations in this country in...

Donegal Women Who Bade Farewell

By Brian McLaughlin In the last two centuries an estimated ten million people emigrated from Ireland and a unique exhibition mounted in Donegal revealed a...

Thank You for the Music

By Patricia Roche During my first few years in London in the early 1970s my social life evolved around Irish pubs and dancehalls and I...

President Andrew Johnson: The Irish American with extraordinary foresight

By John Powell Andrew Johnson was a southerner born in Ralegh, North Carolina in 1808. His grandfather, a small farmer, hailed from Ballyeaston in County...

Annie Moore: A Journey of Faith and Courage

By Peter P Dobbing Life was never easy for the mostly agricultural peoples of Ireland and then in the nineteenth century came the potato famine...

Theobald Wolfe Tone – The Great Patriot

By Anne Gallagher For the residents of Wolfe Tone Court, Edgeworthstown, it seems interesting and informative to look at the origins of the address. Of...

The Oul Ass and Cart – Nostalgia, Nostalgia

By Padhraic Faherty The ass and cart are relics of old Irish rural life. There is an occasional cart still to be seen, usually as...

The tragic story of the Sullivan brothers

By Mary O’London Recently, a World War II ship has been found, 76 years after going down with nearly 700 sailors on board, including five...

Remembering James Connolly on his Birthday

By Pauline Murphy This year marks the 150th birthday of trade union leader and 1916 martyr James Connolly. He was born at 107, Cowgate, Edinburgh,...

Horatio Herbert Kitchener – Inventor of the concentration camp

By C. A. Tremayne On June 24, 1850, Horatio Herbert Kitchener the reluctant Irishman, was born in Ballylongford, which is near Listowel in County Kerry....

A history of ‘Dr. Johnston’s Motorcar’

By Pauline Murphy The Irish rebel song ‘Johnston’s Motorcar’ was written not long after the incident mentioned in the song happened in Donegal. The song...

The Festival of Bealtaine in Ancient Ireland

Beltane or May Eve marked the real beginning of summer, a time when the flowers started to bloom and the meadows became more colourful.

Grace Kelly of Monaco

By Martin Gleeson John Brendan Kelly, known as Jack Kelly, started a bricklaying business in Philadelphia. In his spare time, he became a competitive rower...

The Glory Days of Irish Racecourses

By Noel Coogan Once upon a time, long, long, ago, there was a racecourse in nearly every county in Ireland but now just 17 of...

Admiral Benjamin Caldwell: from Drogheda to the British Royal Navy

By C. A. Tremayne On 3 May, 1803, the legendary British sea Admiral, Lord Nelson hoisted his flag in the most famous of his ships,...