Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Kate Kerrigan “WILL you sit down and relax. You’re unnerving.” I was compulsively pottering from room to room, rearranging candles and matches. We live on the Atlantic coast. Not near it. On it. House, front garden, sea. Hurricane Ophelia was en-route....
MEN’S Gaelic football in Scotland concluded for the year with a gala occasion as hundreds of supporters joined four clubs in Coatbridge for the junior and senior finals. Tír Conaill Harps and Dalriada first contested the junior final, with...
Liam Kelly THE story of Patrick Welsh is one of both intrigue and importance in terms of the history of Celtic Football Club and the Irish in Glasgow. Welsh was born in the town of Killargue, Leitrim, in 1848. He...
Michael Brady IT’S perhaps no surprise that someone imbued with the love of the Catholic faith from an early age decided to take up a vocation, but it’s an amusing coincidence that someone who loves fishing so much would eventually...
IN A city burgeoning with five-star visitor attractions Best Dublin Visitor Experience awards are coveted. Pearse Lyons Distillery—Dublin’s only boutique distillery—has just beaten off stiff competition to take this year’s award. Opened in late 2017, it has quickly made its...
COATBRIDGE, Glasgow and Edinburgh were once again at the forefront of this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, with each holding fantastic festivals, which were culturally and historically rich and captivated the imagination of the Irish community in Scotland—in fact as...
Mary McGinty WITH Suzie McGuire what you see is what you get. The rapid-fire chat, the bouncy personality and the infectious laugh are entirely authentic. There is no public persona with Suzie. She’s as real as they come. The signs were...
Stephen Coyle THIS three-part series will focus on a prominent Irish revolutionary family who lived in Govanhill in the early years of last century and went on to play important roles in the struggle for Irish freedom. As I will...
Mairi Hughes EVERY publication I have laid eyes on in the past few weeks has been raving about the same thing: the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Reviewers state that the series is the most relatable depiction of...
IRISH communities across Scotland celebrated St Patrick's Day in typically vibrant fashion, with scores of events taking place across the country as Ireland's patron saint was remembered. From official events hosted by the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh to locally...
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