Sunday, January 23, 2022
Anthony McManusON SUNDAY October 24, a wreath-laying ceremony at the Margaret Skinnider monument in Cornagilta, Scotstown, County Monaghan (above), marking the 50th anniversary of her death, preceded formal addresses from Deirdre O’Connor, Deputy General Secretary and Treasurer...
Murray Leith & Jo LaingTHIS month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs heads across the Irish Sea to Wexford to catch up with Kevin and Ollie from Blackstairs Rebel (above). We’ve had the pleasure of knowing them for...
L J SextonEveryone has a story unique only to them. This is a little collaboration of my Auntie Grace’s stories from her childhood in Donegal.IT WAS the writer and slave trader John Newton, who in 1772 almost...
Mickey MullanWELL just like that we find ourselves in December, this year has come and gone in a flash. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you work behind a bar that is. For bar...
Davy Rispin“The key to change is to let go of fear.” Rosanne CashThat very quote could be attributed to the GAA following the Special Congress recently. Needing 60 per cent of the vote, Proposal B fell short...
Johnny FoleyAS A secondary school teacher of more than 11 years, you get to know a few things, but, in particular, what engages and motivates kids, both inside and outside the classroom.Teenagers often get a bad rap...
Katie MaguireLIVING through the Covid-19 restrictions for 18 months, has resulted in even the cheeriest among us to doubt our ‘glass half full’ demeanour. Young people like me have missed out on all manner of things from...
Paddy CallaghanIRISH traditional music has been evolving in Ireland and indeed across the world where the Irish community have settled for hundreds of years. Few nations have music so integral to their culture as the Irish and...
Murray Leith & Jo LaingTHIS month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs head to (Viva) Las Vegas to chat with Dublin founded band The Black Donnellys, Dave Rooney and Dave Browne (above). The guys took time out of...
Mickey MullanAS ANYONE who knows me, knows that I love what I do for a living, I not only love the work and social side of a pub, the music, pints with the lads and cocktails with...
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