Tuesday, October 19, 2021
John Joe McGinley IN THE parish of Gweedore on the Wild Atlantic Way, a man of faith who fought for the rights of his parishioners against unjust foreign landlords is still celebrated 102 years after his death. That man is...
AS THE inevitable news arrived in late March that Scotland was to go in to lockdown, thoughts automatically turned to those at the forefront of the battle with coronavirus. In line with GAA guidance, Glasgow Gaels' activity had halted as...
Edward Brady IT WAS great to see horse racing returning to Naas at the start of the month and it was the same old story for Aidan O’Brien as he had two winners at the June 8 meeting. More Beautiful (above) won...
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...
Edward Brady THE final classic in Ireland was the Irish St Leger, which was won by Search For A Song, trained by the legendary trainer Dermot Weld and ridden by Oisin Orr who chalked up his first Group 1 winner....
Edward Brady I MUST start this month’s column by saluting Aidan O’Brien’s success after he trained the first three home in the Breeder’s Cup Mile in Keeneland recently. O’Brien had never won the Mile but put that right in spectacular fashion...
Mickey Mullan FOR years the Irish and alcohol have gone hand in hand. Not only were we famous for producing fine drinks, but our history is littered with songs, stories and poetry about the water of life. From Whiskey in...
By Paddy Callaghan AIRDRIE fiddler Benedict Morris was crowned BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year following a dazzling performance in the final of the competition which has become the jewel in the crown of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections...
Éimhín Ó Dunaigh Oifigeach Forbartha, Conradh Na Gaeilge, Glaschú LE cúpla bliain anuas níor scríobh mé mórán faoi Acht na Gaeilge agus stádas na Gaeilge sa Tuaisceart. Deirtear ‘is fearr gan scéala ar bith ná drochscéala’ ach faraor ní thig leat...
Seamus Dillon THE Irish diaspora and those outside of Ireland with an interest in the language have always been particularly important in promoting, preserving and developing all aspects of Irish or an Ghaeilge. The same can be said of other...
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