When we were children, my brother and I spent our summers in southwest Donegal in the village of Kilcar, with my mother’s people. Our parents sent us there so they could build their business in...More
History was made in Dublin’s Croke Park during the Lory Meagher Cup final in June, when the Leitrim senior hurling team took to the terrain for the first time against Warwickshire. Equally...More
John Crowley is staying literary, but going bigger. After directing the Oscar-nominated Irish immigrant saga Brooklyn, Crowley was the toast of Ireland’s movie scene. The movie – starring Saoirse...More
Erskine Hamilton Childers, son of revolutionary and author Robert Erskine Childers and the future fourth president of Ireland, was born on this day in 1905. In 1922, at the age of sixteen, Childers’s father was executed by the Irish Free State for charges of gun possession. After studying at University of Cambridge and Trinity College Cambridge, Childers was invited by Eamon de Valera to work for his recently founded newspaper, “Irish Press.” He became an Irish citizen in 1938. He was elected to the Dail Eireann and served as Minister for several different departments on De Valera’s cabinet. In 1973, he was elected President of Ireland. He suffered a heart attack and died on November 17, 1974.