Posts Tagged ‘County Sligo’

My Wild Irish Mother

℘℘℘ In commemorating the wonderful life of Mary Higgins Clark, who passed away on January 31, 2020, we honor her life with a piece from our archives written by herself about her mother Nora. In 1967 when she was eighty, I tossed a birthday party for Mother. There were over seventy people present: my generationRead more..

Ireland: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit

℘℘℘ Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President, North America & Australia / NZ Alison Metcalfe, explains why Ireland is a unique travel destination, offering beautiful landscapes, a wealth of things to see and do, and a host of special events coming up in 2020. What’s the outlook for tourism from the US to Ireland – you’veRead more..

Irish Landmarks Saved and Sold

The site of the last stand by leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule, nicknamed Ireland’s Alamo, has won a last-minute reprieve. The house, in a run-down part of Dublin, had been earmarked for demolition to make way for a shopping center. It was where republican leaders held their last meeting before surrendering.Read more..

Yeats Country and Beyond

“I am of Ireland,” wrote William Butler Yeats in one of his most famous poems from 1933, and all we have to do is look at the stark images from the land where he lived and from which he absorbed his genius and his inspiration to know that this is true. Few poets have identifiedRead more..