Ballaghadereen is a small town in County Roscommon of about 2,000 people, and since March, locals have been working hard to welcome more than 100 Syrian refugees living on the grounds of the defunct...More
Dylan Connor is an Irish American singer/songwriter who, inspired by his Syrian wife, Reem Alhariri Connor, has become a celebrated activist for Syria and its refugees. Connor, who is the first...More
Born in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon on this day in 1860, Douglas Hyde would become a champion of the Irish language and the first Irish President. After attending Trinity College Dublin and becoming fluent in French, Latin, German, Greek and Hebrew, Hyde went on to establish the Gaelic League with the hope of saving Irish from extinction. He became a professor of Irish at University College Dublin and after retiring was nominated in 1938 by Taoiseach Eamon de Valera to be the first Irish president. He was admired by many and served from 1938 until 1945.