Thursday, April 15, 2021
Linda Ervine EAST Belfast Mission’s Irish language project, known as Turas—the Irish word for journey— began in 2011 when the Mission, a Methodist Church on the Newtownards Road, organised its first ever Irish class. Although the class wasn’t advertised, it...
Paddy Callaghan IN TRADITIONAL music, one of the key mechanisms in aiding education is to involve competition. Since 1957, Comhaltas have been running Fleadhanna (Festivals) which centre around a network of competitions held regionally that feed into national and then...
Davy Rispin I RECENTLY spoke to Mark O’Reilly for the We are Meath Podcast. If you are not aware of who Mark O’Reilly is, he was Man of the Match in the 1999 All-Ireland Final between Meath and Cork. O’Reilly...
Johnny Foley I’M NOT usually one for writing music profiles. I mainly devote my attention to things that I tend to talk about more often on an everyday basis—films, the latest TV series or football-related issues. While trawling through YouTube...
Colette Cooper EVERY once in a while, I try to steer away from the constant buzzing and pinging sounds emanating from my mobile phone and, instead, take a well-needed social media detox for a few hours or even days. There are...
Ciarán McMullan CALORIE deficit is a term that is used a lot in the fitness industry and has been over complicated to the point where so many have given up trying to understand it. It is, simply put, consuming less...
Jai Owens ON MARCH 1, 40 years ago, in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, Bobby Sands (above) refused his meals. It was the beginning of a hunger strike that would last 217 days and result in the deaths of 10...
Johnny Foley IT’S usually in November —‘Poppy Season’—when James McClean starts hitting the headlines, so it feels somewhat odd to be doing this in the month of March, for a change. While I admire McClean (above) for speaking-out against the discrimination...
Paddy Callaghan BEING a touring musician, my own position regarding Brexit probably isn’t a surprise to many people. As someone who relies on the ability to freely travel and work in the 27 countries of the EU, the UK’s decision...
Colette Cooper AS WE continue our daily lockdown trials and tribulations, I have noticed many things, one of which is that a frazzled and unorganised mindset can start to creep up on us and add to our stress and worries....
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