Saturday, January 22, 2022
Glasgow's Irish community will know what their long-awaited memorial to the Great Hunger will look like by this summer, after the details of a design competition were announced by the Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) With...
Liam Duffy IT WAS an exciting month for GAA in Scotland, with passion, drive and skill aplenty on the field, both in Scotland and south of the border. Most notably, the Scotland men’s side (above) kicked off their campaign on the...
Stephen Coyle IN APRIL 1922, Rory O’Connor and Cathal Brugha, acting on behalf of the Executive of the Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army, appointed Joe Robinson as Divisional Commander of the Scottish Brigade, which now covered two Brigade areas, No.1 Glasgow...
Joe Bradley THE Cursillo—Cursillo being a lay Christian organisation—‘Knock Walk’ began in Derry in the 1980s and spread to Belfast in the 1990s. The walk’s collective intention is to pray for peace; in individual hearts, families, communities and countries. Its...
THIS year’s World Irish Dancing Championships saw a number of Scottish successes once again, with Sharon Taylor’s Irish Dance Academy leading the way. The championships, which were held last month in the Koury Convention Centre in Greensboro, North Carolina in...
Mick Kane SEÁN McComb was expecting to have another busy year inside the boxing ring. The 27-year-old Belfastman fought five times in each of the previous two years, winning every fight to build a 10-0 record after turning professional. Unfortunately...
President Michael D Higgins ALL of those who sought and worked for peace on our island of Ireland, and in the hearts of all, will have been deeply saddened by the passing of John Hume, Nobel Peace Laureate and Statesman. John...
Robert McGlone SAD news came out of Tannadice recently as United announced the death of club legend Jim McLean (above) who died at the age of 83 after a long battle with illness. “Jim was an integral part of our history...
Jane McCulloch WE HAVE all had to make unexpected adjustments to how we live, and for the Consulate, and those in the Irish community in Scotland, one of our first adjustments was to sadly cancel St Patrick’s Day celebrations this...
Fans of traditional Irish music in Scotland are eagerly anticipating the 2018 Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert. Widely hailed as the best collection of Irish musicians outside the island of Ireland, the annual celebration of Irish music in Glasgow – in...
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