Sliabh An Iarainn at 10:30pm in mid June is the most ethereal setting I have ever experienced. This magnificent landscape just down the road from my home in Augnasheelin, Country Leitrim was a staple of my childhood. Sliabh An Iarainn (translates to “the iron...

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Middle Island memorial cross comemmorates the Miramichi region's Irish heritage. Photo: John Kernaghan.

The region’s tough but triumphant Irish roots are celebrated every year at Canada’s Irish Festival. It’s no secret why folks along the mighty Miramichi River celebrate their Irish heritage so...

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Professor Al Gillespie in the Slate Yard – the site of Valentia Island’s “buried treasure.” Photo: Stephanie Buffum Field

Buried treasure on a remote Irish island, the descendants of a 13th-century Knight and a 19th century American entrepreneur – and the birth of the modern communications industry. It’s not the...

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Travel Stories for IA

Normandy

An Irish American takes a family trip to Normandy’s WWII battle site. This June marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings when the United...

All Around Ireland

Michelle Meagher’s photographs of her first trip to Ireland. Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow. This panoramic view of the Wicklow Mountains...

Donegal: The Forgotten County

An appreciation by Enda Cullen. Apologies to readers from other counties but my mother used to say that Donegal and Clare people were the friendliest...