Saturday, July 24, 2021
Ken Goodwin SOME people go on retreat to a monastery or a meditation centre—on the Holy Isle, for example—or a remote cottage or a cave. In search of peacefulness of mind, or a place where peace comes dropping slow. When...
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...
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...
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...
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...
THE Shamrock Tenors, a new Northern Ireland-based harmony and multi-instrumental group, have joined Tourism Ireland in a new promotion for Belfast and the North of Ireland—a music video featuring a beautiful rendition of the song Belfast, originally written...
A SURVEY has revealed that more than a quarter of Scots would support quarantine being imposed on those who travel to the country across the Irish Sea. More than 1000 Scots were polled in the study, which discovered that while...
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 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...
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...
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