Short items from past four weeks.
Fr Des was known by everyone where I grew up. He was held in awe, affection and with a small dose of apprehension by most.
A Tribute to Fr Michael O’Sullivan.
Snippets from Irish newspapers, including death of Brendan Grace, The Open and more
Tributes from his daughters for Barney Devlin, journalist, teacher, lover of the Irish language.
Anders Ahlqvist: a champion for Irish Language and the debts English owes to it.
Professor Ahlqvist had a distinguished career in Celtic Studies, following a PhD at Edinburgh with a spell at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and many years at NUI Galway. He took up the post of inaugural Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney on 1 July 2008.
Barney’s personal abilities, charm, compassion and wit have impacted all of us who knew him
What was Irish about Brian Bourke? Of course, he had the name and the face, a map of Ireland.
The man spoke. I had never seen him, never heard of him before, but boy did he make me laugh.