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..
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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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Sharon Ní Chonchúir breaks her silence about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves. My name is Sharon and I’ve got multiple sclerosis. It sounds as though I’m introducing myself to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting but I have cause for solemnity. I was diagnosed with this condition four years agoRead more..