Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Johnny FoleyMANY Irish kids will have had some sort of GAA involvement as a part of their upbringing. Growing up in Letterkenny, I was no different. After all, people around my age would’ve started playing in the...
Stephen CoyleDURING the Irish War of Independence, Scotland was host to many prominent representatives of Dáil Éireann, who would conduct speaking tours to garner support for the Irish Republic and expose the misdeeds that the British Government...
L J SextonI WAS 14 when U2 released their song Sunday Bloody Sunday. It was the first track on the WAR album and was inspired by the tragic events which took place on January 30, 1972, when...
Johnny FoleyI RECENTLY took a wander down memory lane and discussed with you what it was like growing up in the Gortlee area of the town back in the 1990s. It rekindled memories of neighbourhood games, playing...
Paddy CallaghanTRADITIONAL Irish culture is in very strong health in Scotland and many people are showing a keen interest in traditional Irish music, both from either a direct Irish background perspective or even from those where the...
Hugh DoughertyTHINK Scotland, think saints and pilgrimage, and you’ll come up with St Columba on Iona, St Ninian at Whithorn, and St Margaret at Dumfermline. However, a recent trip to the Mull of Kintyre showed me that...
Tom MinogueTHE general perception of Dunfermline as a town in the Victorian period is often generated from writings in connection with its prodigal son, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie wrote nostalgically about his ancient home town in his autobiography:...
Mickey MullanI THINK we have been very lucky with autumn so far. The sun has made plenty of appearances, but the nights are fair drawing in. I do enjoy the change in weather, with colder nights, especially...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingTHIS month, Glasgow Irish Bands and Gigs shares the second part of a lengthy interview with the legendary Derek Warfield, formerly of The Wolfe Tones and now performing with his band, Derek Warfield...
LJ SextonI ADORE autumn and I just love Halloween. I loved it even more when we lived in Donegal and my kids were younger, because Halloween was such a huge deal over there and the October school...
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