As far as the eye can see . . . Bales, cars, stands and people: all part of Ploughing 2017 at Screggan, Tullamore.

A mad but magical place to be for at least one day every year

Country Living with Francis Farragher After missing out on it for the past few years, there was a little hankering last week to make a return to the Ploughing Championships and their central location at...
Artist Padraic Reaney with Tom Kenny of the Kenny Art Gallery.

Abandoned village in the frame

Lifestyle - Ruined houses on a north Connemara island that was depopulated 58 years ago this  month, have been captured in a new exhibition, Inis Airc – the Inishark Project.  The work was captured...
Some of the cast of a production of The Sound of Music in Loughrea in November 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Days of Terror For the country folk, cut off from all communications, these were days and nights of terror during the Rising. The Red Flag of Rumour was waved from hill to hill, and at...

Magic Days as Jack Lukeman returns for city show

Jack L bring his distinctive voice to Róisín Dubh on Friday next, August 25.  Since he made his debut with The Black Romantics in 1995, Jack Lukeman has  gone to forge a solo career...

A lump in the throat not always cause for alarm

Thyroid nodules are lumps that form inside the thyroid gland. They may be filled with fluid or thyroid tissue. They are quite common and most people who have them don't notice it, until their...
Patricia Forde pictured in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop with her latest children’s book, Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth. Photos: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Perseverance pays off for kids’ author Patricia

Lifestyle - The hilarious alien Bumpfizzle is Patricia Forde’s latest creation. Praised at home and in the USA, she’s now signed to a top UK publisher. She tells JUDY MURPHY it all began with...


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