Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Ní Chonchúir’

Are We Doing Enough?

Ireland’s Role in Global Climate Change. ℘℘℘ Welcome to the Emerald Isle. A country so verdant that Johnny Cash sang of the 40 shades of green that could be found in its rolling hills and valleys. But how green is Ireland, really? What is the country doing to protect its environment? What role is itRead more..

Motherfoclóir: A New Kind of Irish Language Revival

Darach Ó Séaghdha has been putting the fun back into the Irish language by translating words into English in a humorous, thought-provoking way, and deftly using Twitter to expand his audience. He now continues the exercise in a new book, Motherfoclóir, in which he also reflects on the role the Irish language played in hisRead more..

Irish Universities: Leading the Way in Life & Health Science

Irish universities are at the forefront of medical science. Here are some of the recent breakthroughs they have made in understanding human health.  ℘℘℘ Queens University Belfast Improving the prognosis and quality of life for patients with bowel cancer is the aim of researchers at Queen’s University Belfast. Patients with bowel cancer are currently offeredRead more..

County Clare

With the use of audio tours and drones, one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland is captured in all its glory. ℘℘℘ “It’s a long, long way from Clare to here.” These may be the words of a popular song but have you ever stopped to wonder why the singer misses this Irish countyRead more..

Ireland’s Ancient South East

A stroll through Ireland’s mystical past, from ancient castles and rugged stone monuments to lively taverns and modern day crafts.  ℘℘℘ I recently paid a visit to Ireland’s Ancient East. What’s that, you say? You haven’t heard of such a place? Well, I was once the same as you. In fact, I was skeptical aboutRead more..

Dublin’s Fair County

Seaside villages, mountains and castles. There’s more to Dublin than its famed city. ℘℘℘ I thought I knew Dublin. I’ve spent lots of time in the capital and even accompanied friends from other countries on trips to tourist sites such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. Surely I’d seen all there was to seeRead more..

The Pain and the Pleasure

A grueling climb in the rain is followed by a blissful spa treatment.  ℘℘℘ Five miles outside the County Mayo town of Westport, a conically-shaped mountain looms over the surrounding countryside. This is Croagh Patrick. It’s 2,500 feet high. It’s a place of ancient history. It’s associated with Ireland’s patron saint and on a rainy dayRead more..

Mama Tina:
The Story of Christina Noble

The story of Christina Noble, whose memories of her poverty-ridden childhood in Dublin inspired her to help thousands of children in Vietnam, is now the subject of a major movie. Christina Noble isn’t quite what I expected. I had anticipated someone akin to Mother Teresa dressed in a simple cotton sari, but the woman whoRead more..

Patriot Graves: Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery (Photos)

Shannon Ní Chonchúir visits Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery, the final resting place of many famous Irish people including Daniel O’Connell, Maud Gonne, and Brendan Behan, and talks to Aoife Kelleher about her doucmentary on Ireland’s largest cemetery. One Million Dubliners, directed by Aoife Kelleher, shines a light on the past and present of Glasnevin Cemetery andRead more..

Irish Art and Architecture:
After Kells

The Book of Kells is often thought of as the embodiment of the Irish visual style, but a new publication promises to change the way we look at art and architecture in Ireland. Sharon Ní Chonchúir investigates the breadth of new five-volume tome, which covers 1,600 years of visual and structural art in Ireland. EveryRead more..