Thursday, September 29, 2022
Johnny FoleyUSUALLY when books are written with a rural Donegal setting, they tend to generally fill up with the usual tropes—a thatched cottage, the straw roof with a donkey and cart thrown in somewhere along the way....
ALL-Ireland GAA finals are the centrepiece events for people across the 32 counties and among the Irish diaspora. A packed Croke Park awaiting the summer’s best hurling or football teams are the pinnacle moments in our sporting...
Ciara Gallagher-MurphyTHE Mary from Dungloe International Festival 2022 was one of the best experiences of my life so far. I remember when I was younger looking up to all the Marys when I was over in Dungloe...
DAVID Clifford, Gearóid Hegarty, TJ Reid and Shane Walsh. Who had better individual performance? Does it carry more weight if you are on the winning team? Does that matter?With the conclusion of the inter-county season peaking with...
Johnny FoleyHAVING spent the last eight months doing a daily commute from Letterkenny to Carrick—a journey that takes approximately 90-minutes to and fro—I have to confess that my morning mood of frustration before setting out each day...
Stephen Colbert‘HATE can hurt, but never win’ was John McAreavey’s dignified response to the vile and despicable actions of Orange Order members in Dundonald Orange Hall who sang a ‘wee ditty’ mocking his bride Michaela’s murder while...
Paddy CallaghanHUNDREDS of thousands of music lovers are set to descend on the modest town of Mullingar in County Westmeath this month for the biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world. Amongst them will be hundreds...
Deaglan BuntingON December 20, 2020. Dublin had just lifted their sixth All-Ireland in a row. “Split Dublin in two… can they do 10 in a row?” were the main topics of discussion post-match. Just over a year...
Edward BradyTHE Irish trainers had a great time at the Cheltenham Festival outscoring the British trainers again. The latter had a bit more success this time, but it was the Irish who came out on top again.Willie...
Paddy CallaghanFLEADH season is here, as young musicians, singers and dancers take their first steps towards competing in fleadhanna in more than two and a half years.In traditional music, one of the best ways of improving the...
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