Ireland – Choose a County

Ireland – Choose a County

Choose a county from the list below to home in on stories of people, families, events and buildings connected to each area.   Leinster   Carlow Dublin Kildare Kilkenny Laois (Leix / Queen’s County) Longford Louth Meath Offaly (King’s County) Westmeath...
Reflections on Irish Identity, 2024

Reflections on Irish Identity, 2024

Considering the impact of Ireland abroad from Cillian Murphy to St Patrick’s Day to Mick Lynch and the Trade Unions, as well as the historical precedent behind the Biden presidency’s support of the Good Friday agreement and the Irish diaspora around the...
Bertha’s Resurrection

Bertha’s Resurrection

A two-time Guinness World Record-holder – the oldest and the most prolific cow ever recorded – Bertha passed away just three months short of her 49th birthday, being more than twice the lifespan of your average cow. This legendary Droimeann cow from Sneem,...
Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

Sir Ernest Shackleton – By Endurance, We Conquer

Listen to the podcast version of this story here. Ernest Shackleton is one of the best-known names in the world of polar exploration. It wasn’t always like that. For a long time, he was a sort of afterthought, a division B ranker after heroes like Scott and Clark...