Saturday, September 22, 2018
ORGANISERS, participants and attendees in Scotland's first ever Irish Culture and Heritage Day have hailed the day as a resounding success and vowed to work hard to deliver similar celebrations of Irishness in the future. With most of the prominent...
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...
Glasgow’s link with Derry has been safeguarded by Loganair, as the airline stepped in to replace Ryanair when their operations between the two cities ceases on October 27 this year. The very next day Loganair will begin operations on the...
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...
PLAYWRIGHT Gerry Cunningham is looking forward to unveiling his story of the love affair at the heart of the Easter Rising to a Glasgow audience this Easter Monday—and his play Blood Upon the Rose is already looking at being...
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...
Fans of traditional Irish music in Scotland are eagerly anticipating the 2018 Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert. Widely hailed as the best collection of Irish musicians outside the island of Ireland, the annual celebration of Irish music in Glasgow – in...
Following the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act, a new working group has been convened by the Justice Committee to consider the legal definition of sectarianism. The working group will be chaired by Professor Duncan...
CONCERNS have been raised over the fashion in which the British Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy—for tackling terrorism—is being used in Scotland, with allegations that elements of the Irish community in Scotland are being targeted. A leaked e-mail published by The Ferret—Scotland’s...
The Grange Club in Edinburgh is set to host the Annual Irish Culture and Heritage Day next month. Following a hugely successful event in 2017, the 2018 edition – which takes place on September 22 – will welcome cultural and...
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