Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Kenneth Goodwin ONE day when I am old and grey and full of sleep, I may tell Grace and Lucy about the trip I made to Sligo in the time of the virus, just as it was going viral. I thought...
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...
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...
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...
TRAVEL to Donegal brings with it opportunities to take advantage of a whole host of attractions. For some it is the chance to visit family, for others a jaunt up Mount Errigal or a day among the waves at...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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