Saturday, October 16, 2021
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...
Michael McKelvie "I LONG for the days when we worked at the hay.” These are the first lines of a poem I wrote several years ago and it came back to me while I...
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...
THERE was good news for those who frequently cross the Irish Sea recently as Loganair announced the addition of a new Glasgow to Belfast route. The service, which will see flights between Glasgow Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport, will...
Paddy Callaghan IN MY column last month, I wrote about the uncertain nature of travel restrictions to Ireland which were set to be relaxed as of July 19, but at that stage, it was...
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 MADE for the Pride of the County Down, after my wife had spotted a great value three-day deal at Newcastle, County Down’s, swish Slieve Donard Hotel. So, it was on with the bikes to the Stena boat...
Hugh DoughertyCOUNTY Donegal Railway Heritage Centre boss Niall McCaughan wants to hear from anyone who remembers the County Donegal Railways in action. That includes anyone who worked on, travelled on the line, or has heard stories of...
Hugh Dougherty AS KEEN cyclists, a couple of summers ago, herself and I decided to cycle to Donegal—catching the P&O ferry at Cairnryan for Larne—pedalling all the way round the Antrim Coast Road, and arriving, finally, at Malin Town, 120...
WHILE the Irish community in Scotland may have been physically disconnected from those in Ireland, one boost from the lockdown and global restrictions has been revealed by Ireland Reaching Out, an emigrant-focused community charity. The organisation has reported an increase...
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