Saturday, June 19, 2021
CALL It Out: The Campaign Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry and Anti-Irish Racism spearheaded a bold new initiative to help represent the concerns of the Irish community in Scotland by hosting an election hustings with candidates from leading political parties directly...
John Joe McGinley ONE of the most successful Irish American crime bosses in the history of Chicago was James Patrick O’Leary, whose criminal career arose from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871. James O’Leary (above) was born...
DESPITE a second restricted St Patrick’s Day, celebrations took place across the country as the Irish community in Scotland overcame the challenges of Covid-19. Gathering online and swapping the usual street celebrations for digital events, the events in Scotland mirrored...
John Joe McGinley IRISH American Congressman John Morrissey, once told the US House of Representatives during a heated debate: "I have been a wharf rat, chicken thief, prize fighter, gambler and member of Congress, and if any gentleman on the...
A NEW report on hate crime in Scotland has been published at a time when high profile examples of anti-Irish racism are being uncovered. Footballers James McClean and Shane Duffy have been subject to vile anti-Irish racism online, an attacker...
Liam Kelly SINCE the last issue of The Irish Voice, the anniversary of Aidan McAnespie’s cold blooded murder has rolled around. Though the dark days of conflict are thankfully no more in Ireland, the past still needs to be dealt...
BEANNACHTAÍ na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir. On St Patrick’s Day, across the globe, we celebrate our Irish heritage and history, which has created a widespread and dynamic diaspora of 70 million people in all our wonderfully rich diversity. I...
JANUARY marked the launch of the Joint Bilateral Review of Scottish-Irish Relations, as Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, TD and the Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Michael Russell, MSP unveiled the results of the wide-ranging consultation...
THE year of 2021 will see celebrations and events to reflect on the legacy of St Columba as Scotland and Ireland approach the saint’s anniversary in December. The Colmcille 1500 partnership will see involvement from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras...

A look at a legend

Evan Baxter-Carr IRISH literature is a vast world of captivating mythology, brimming with imagination and wonder. There are many cycles of ancient Irish literature, all of which harbour great heroic—often magical—tales, most notably the Ulster Cycle. Set in the 1st...
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