Sunday, September 19, 2021
THE MAYO diaspora both in Scotland and throughout the world will, once again, have cause to celebrate this month as they join with the inhabitants of the Heather County in marking Mayo Day. The day of celebration takes place on...
AER LINGUS recently moved to reassure Scotland’s Irish community after its regional flights were put in jeopardy when its franchise operator Stobart Air announced early in June that it was to cease flying with immediate effect.
Michael McKelvie As a child and as a teenager in the 1950s and 60s I travelled with my family on the (Lairds Loch) boat from Glasgow to Derry and then on to grandmother’s place in Donegal. EACH year as far back...
RYANAIR recently announced its Covid-19 recovery schedule from Scotland, stating its intention to operate 245 weekly flights to 78 destinations this summer, including a new route from Edinburgh to Knock. As vaccination rollouts continue...
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...
Glasgow’s link with Derry has been safeguarded by Loganair, as the airline stepped in to replace Ryanair when their operations between the two cities ceases on October 27 this year. The very next day Loganair will begin operations on the...
WITH tourist travel across the world disrupted by the presence of the coronavirus and the associated social restrictions, the Irish community in Scotland has been unable to enjoy the physical link it maintains across the Irish Sea. Though some essential...
Hugh Dougherty IT’S a sight that I love. Standing on the deck of a Stena Fast Ferry, as she makes her steady way up Belfast Lough on the last lap of the quick crossing from Cairnryan, it’s always exciting to...
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...
HUGH DOUGHERTY delves into the history of St Columcille/St Columba as his 1500th anniversary approaches DERRY and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council have joined forces to get ready for the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Columcille, which will...
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