Thousands of commuters drive over the N4 that winds through the landscape of Contae Liatroma agus Sligeach* every day but I wonder how many take a moment to glimpse the foggy shores of Lough Arbhach and ponder the significance of the landscape.
On the hill, the church.
Simple, practical, not ornate.
And the state was insistent on keeping us safe from falling trees, powerlines, roofs hurtling through the air
Skellig really is a magical place.
The world of the Travellers
A Traveller’s Tale by Historian, Dianne Hall April 2016 was a great time to be visiting Dublin, not only was the weather good, but the energy and enthusiasm in commemorating the events of the 1916 Rising was infectious. While I was not in town for the official events at Easter, I was standing outside the …
A RECOLLECTION by Danny Cusack Reproduced with permission from The Journal, the Australian Irish Heritage Association (WA) quarterly. In the summer of 1985, soon after my first move to Ireland, I attended the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature (IASAIL) conference in Belfast. On the closing day a small man in his mid-60s came over …
Dublin was one big fete.
Exploring Glasnevin The process of providing detailed and dignified funerals for the Catholics of Ireland had been one that faced harsh limitations until the 1830s. The Penal Laws and ongoing discriminatory actions by religious and government officials journeyed through a process of repeal and debate, however it was a funeral in 1823 that altered the …
IXO volunteers in the parish of your ancestors are a friendly face and great source of information and advice;