Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Mickey MullanTHE sun is out—well it was for about three days anyway—taps are aff and summer is in full swing, it’s great to be back. Some of you might be enjoying the sun, some are like me...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingGLASGOW Irish Bands and Gigs this month takes a trip over to Dublin to catch up with the talented Kevin O’Driscoll. Kev (above) burst onto the livestream scene at the beginning of lockdown...
L J SextonIN THE immortal words of 90’s German band, Scooter: “Hello, hello good to be back,’ following our three month hiatus—a short break but by God it’s been eventful, well for me anyway. I’ve eaten Bolognese...

Challenging myths

Tom MinogueEVEN a quick scan of the indictments exposes the myth perpetuated in some press reports of the trial that this was an Irish navvy riot. It wasn’t. No Irishmen were charged with Mobbing and Rioting. The...
Tom MinogueFROM an interest in Andrew Carnegie I knew of the Meal Riots of the late 18th century. I knew a little of the aims of the Chartists, which Carnegie’s father and other radical relatives, uncles, Tom...
Mickey MullanAPRIL is the month of showers, fools and chocolate. So, we finished March basking in sunshine, a lovely respite before we endure those April showers. You might not look forward to the rain, but to me,...
Murray Leith and Jo LaingGLASGOW Irish Bands and Gigs are heading back to Ireland this month to catch up with Bobby’s Folk from Gilford. Bobby (above) has been a regular on the livestreams during lockdown and is...
L J SextonWE ALL have our own special memories of going to Ireland on our summer holidays. For some it’s returning home, for others you’re going as second or third generation to the land your parents/grandparents came...
Fr Antony Connelly CPAFTER the long, frustrating travel restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we can travel again, something we took for granted, like many other things. I have been getting the opportunity for more short trips...
Mickey MullanIT'S THE most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, it’s March! It’s the beginning of spring and most importantly St Patrick’s Day. However, St Patrick’s Day isn’t the only thing we have to celebrate...
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