Friday, October 23, 2020
Stephen Coyle JUNE 28 marked the centenary of the event known as the Connaught Rangers’ mutiny in India, so it is fitting that the story of John Hughes who was the only Scot to have taken part in the mutiny,...
Kate Kerrigan “MAP?” I said. “I don’t need an ordinary map, I’ve got a cool map in my phone!” “Oh,” my mother said. “I just thought you might like to see where you were going.” “I can see,” I said, whipping out...
Mairi Hughes LAST year I moved to a new city for a new job. I left behind a city where I was surrounded by friends for one where I knew few people and had no idea what to expect from...
Michael McKelvie As a child and as a teenager in the 1950s and 60s I travelled with my family on the (Lairds Loch) boat from Glasgow to Derry and then on to grandmother’s place in Donegal. EACH year as far back...
Éimhín Ó Dunaigh Oifigeach Forbartha, Conradh Na Gaeilge, Glaschú BHUEL, a chairde tá mé ag scríobh seo ó mo chistin i nGlaschú in áit a bheith i nGleann Colm Chille, i gContae Dhún na nGall, ar chúrsa Gaeilge ag...
Johnny Foley IT'S NOW 30 years since the opening World Cup match of Italia 90—jeez that makes me feel old—when out of nowhere, an unknown Cameroon side shocked everyone by beating then world champions, Argentina. Maradona and the lads, like....
Hugh Dougherty WE MADE for the Pride of the County Down, after my wife had spotted a great value three-day deal at Newcastle, County Down’s, swish Slieve Donard Hotel. So, it was on with the bikes to the Stena boat...
Kate Kerrigan AUNTIE Sheila’s phone number came up on the mobile and my stomach took a little turn as it always does when I hear from a family member that doesn’t call often. "Mags," she said. It was her nickname for...
Edward Brady WELL nothing much changed in the Epsom Derby with Aidan O’Brien being the winning trainer. The only surprise was that Serpentine won very easily, leaving the trainer’s more fancied runners well behind. Emmet McNamara rode a peach of a...
Paddy Callaghan IN RECENT times, the ‘new normal’ for cultural activities has been either a complete cancellation of events, some form of collaborative virtual video, where the syncing isn’t quite right, or somewhere in between both. Covid-19 has spelled disaster for...
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