Thursday, September 16, 2021
Mickey Mullan UP UNTIL a few years ago, two Sundays in September were set aside for two very messy days on the drink—the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals. Our games...
Éimhín Ó DunaighOifigeach Forbartha, Conradh Na Gaeilge, GlaschúBHÍ mé ag smaoineamh ar na mallaibh, nuair a bhí mé óg—‘fadó , fadó in Éirinn’ mar a deirtear—siar sna hochtóidí, bhí íomha fíor-láidir ag an Ghaeilge mar theanga sean-fhaiseanta...
Jonathan Foley LAST month, Celtic FC bade farewell to one of their heroes from the past. Charlie Gallagher’s cortège made its way past the front door of Celtic Park itself so that supporters could...
John Joe McGinley On the morning of July 1, 1863, outside the prosperous crossroads town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania, 165,000 men began a battle that would eventually result in 51,000 casualties on both sides. The...
Murray Leith and Jo Laing GLASGOW Irish bands and gigs take us across the pond this month to New York City as they chat with Cork-born Niall Connolly (above). Niall’s livestreams got us hooked...
Davy Rispin IF YOU woke from a six-month sleep and seen the semi-final line-up for the 2021 All-Ireland Football Championship, I don’t think you’d have batted an eyelid. You would take one glance at...
Murray Leith and Jo Laing THIS month we chat to the legendary Billy McCracken from Wexford, Ireland. Billy is a singer, songwriter, musician and studio producer in one who currently lives in Tenerife. If...
Speech, as delivered, by Consul General of Ireland in Edinburgh, Jane McCulloch at the unveiling of The Tower of Silence, July 25, 2021 A DHAOINE Uaisle, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank...
Colette Cooper DURING difficult times, it’s important to focus on what brings us joy and unites us with others. This can be accomplished by carrying out simple everyday activities and paying attention to positive...
Mickey Mullan AS I sit here and melt in this incredible weather, I’ve made a promise to myself that I’ll not complain, after all we don’t get weather like this very often.
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