This deserted village on Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland is a lonely reminder of the most tragic event in Irish history, the contrived population reduction otherwise known as The Great Hunger of the 1840s, The Great Famine, is sometimes referred to as the Irish Holocaust, such is the emotion it evokes.
When British TV viewers watched a drama about the true horrors of the Irish famine, they couldn’t believe what they were seeing and took to social media in horror and disgust.
January 1973 was an eventful month. It saw both the UK and Ireland joining the EEC, the forerunner to the European Union. In British Occupied Ireland it also saw Loyalist paramilitaries bringing the Northern conflict to the streets of Dublin, where a car bomb exploded in Sackville Place, killing Thomas Douglas and injuring 17 others.
It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.
Niall McEvoy is an ice hockey player who has represented Ireland for the past thirteen years. He was a key member of the squad that won the silver medal at 2017 Development Cup in Andorra.
The judge said that Margaret Buttimer ‘has disregarded the rights to health and safety of those who work in frontline retail’. A 66-year-old grandmother has been jailed for 90 days by a judge who said she had shown scant regard for the safety of others when refusing to wear a face mask in shops.
The Parting Glass is a great example of that special quality found in the best farewell songs, being able to combine joy and sorrow in a way that is both sad yet uplifting at the same time.
Dolores O’ Riordan died January 15, at the age of 46. The singer of the Cranberries, with an angry, fragile, or angelic voice has passed away in the afterlife and in London where she had come to record one last time.
An ancient tomb, described by archaeologists as ‘untouched’ and ‘highly unusual’ has been discovered on the Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry, Ireland. The tomb was uncovered in recent days during land improvement works being carried out by a farmer.
Care to step aboard the RMS Titanic? What seemed like an impossibility is slowly becoming a reality. Vintage Digital Revival and Four Funnels Entertainment have recreated the interior of the stricken vessel in immaculate detail. It’s part of their long-gestating ‘Titanic: Honor and Glory’ video game project.