Irish Music – Irish Ways CD

It’s a typical October day, writes our music correspondent Lucy Earley. The mountain behind me has disappeared under dark clouds, and there’s a wind whipping up out there with that kind of misty rain...

Gaelic Sports – Signing Off

And so Clare are 2013 champions having beaten a gallant Cork team 5-16 to 3-16 in a hugely entertaining All Ireland hurling final replay, writes Ciarán McGowan. Photo shows: The Clare team celebratin...

Gaelic Sports

There is something uniquely satisfying when your county wins All Ireland football championship, writes Ciarán McGowan. Picture shows: Ciarán McGowan’s two sons Bobby and Harry with Sam Maguire ...

Gaelic Sports – So Close!

Our Gaelic Games blogger Ciarán McGowan comes to terms with heartbreak. Picture: Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer gets a red card at Hurling Semifinal last Sunday. Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie Sport ...

Irish Names

By Donal Casey  “Well, it’s like Donald but without d” – “Oh, OK – nice to meet you Onald!” – or: “Donal? Just Donal? Are you sure there’s no d at end?” Anyone with an Irish name that is not well-kno...