Friday, April 20, 2018
The work of Coiste Cuimhneachain an Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has reached another milestone as the first designs for the highly anticipated memorial in Glasgow are submitted for consideration. The site at St Mary’s Church, Abercromby Street, has...
THE renowned St Francis Pipe Band celebrated their 90th anniversary Mass at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Gorbals, just before Christmas. Fr Edmund Highton was the principal celebrant at the special mass, alongside Fr Anthony who has been involved with...
THE campaign to scrap the hugely unpopular Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act looks set to be entering its final stages following the decision of opposition parties to unite behind a motion calling for its repeal. Now the...
The links between Scotland and Ireland stretch back to time immemorial, but while many cultural links in many spheres have been formalised, those whose passion lies in the literary world may sometimes have felt that the interactions between the...
GLASGOW’s premiere folk and rollers, The Wakes (above), recently celebrated their tenth anniversary with gigs in Glasgow, Dublin and Hamburg. The group, founded in 2007, played to a sold-out crowd at Glasgow’s St Luke’s venue to mark the occasion, before...
THIS year was a particularly successful year for Scotland at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis and it was especially poignant that the Irish Minstrels branch of CCÉ equalled their highest medal tally on their 60th anniversary year. Over 450,000 people...
THE oldest and largest branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Britain showed why they are a jewel in the crown of the Irish community in Scotland with a series of show-stopping performances to mark the diamond jubilee of their...
THE Grange Club in Edinburgh will play host to a special celebration of Irishness next month, with the Irish community in Scotland set to descend on the Stockbridge venue for an Irish Culture and Heritage Day. Led by the Irish...
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a landmark for a number of reasons, but for our community it confirmed a major change. In the preceding decades, it was easy for the Irish community to dismiss the notion of voting...
Campaign group Fans Against Criminalisation have called for the Irish community to join the final battle to repeal the 'illiberal and counterproductive' Offensive Behaviour at Football act. With the summary of evidence from the Justice Committee currently being gathered into...
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