Friday, August 12, 2022
Hugh Dougherty IF YOU’RE on the way to or from the ferry at Larne or Belfast, make the short diversion to Islandmagee for an unforgettable, cliff-hanging experience at The Gobbins, a coastal path like no other, which puts you in...
Edward Brady WELL nothing much changed in the Epsom Derby with Aidan O’Brien being the winning trainer. The only surprise was that Serpentine won very easily, leaving the trainer’s more fancied runners well behind. Emmet McNamara rode a peach of a...
Ciarán Cannon TD AS MINISTER for the Diaspora, I am particularly conscious of the many Irish communities around the world that are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. While the government is working to assist thousands of Irish citizens stranded...
A ST Patrick’s Day visit to Ireland may conjure up images of groups dressed as leprechauns rolling around Temple Bar drinking pints of Guinness from plastic tumblers and making an exhibition of themselves, but if you want to visit...
CALL It Out: The Campaign Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry and Anti-Irish Racism have launched a call for recognition for the Irish community in Scotland following the lack of meaningful government response to the ongoing evidence which details the disproportionate effect...
THE scale of Celtic Connections this year may have seen a departure from the huge numbers of performers and audience members who now typify the festival, but as the curtain came down on the final performance it was hailed...
Hugh Dougherty WE’RE not long back from a two-night stay at one of the most atmospheric Airbnb lets in Ireland, and one that allows you to track the past. My wife and I stayed at Cashelnagor Station, literally in the middle...
Edward Brady HE KNOWS No Fear became the biggest priced winner in Britain or Ireland since records began when scoring at 300/1 for trainer/owner Luke Comer and jockey Chris Hayes in the mile maiden at Leopardstown recently. The previous biggest...
CONRADH na Gaeilge Glaschú (The Gaelic League Glasgow) has announced the relaunch of its Cultúr Club initiative as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations in 2020. Cultúr Club is the collective title for a variety of exciting and innovative initiatives...
Murray Leith & Jo Laing THE Finns—brothers Hugh and Ciaran—are a highly successful folk music duo from Laois, Ireland. Their roots lie in traditional Irish music, but their original songs have been described as alt-folk roots, or indie folk music,...
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