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Katherine's Country: focusing on the negative brings negative results
Katherine O'Leary
Recovery from the Troubles has been difficult enough. How valuable is research which focuses on negative questions around friendships? Katherine O’Leary writes.
5 January 2023 Features
Today, Nollaig na mBan means taking a day to appreciate the women in our lives
The origins of Women's Christmas, or Nollaig na mBan, are obscure, but today, Irish women are creating their own ways to celebrate.
4 January 2023 Around the country
Backchat: Atlantic Irish Fest hits Bundoran
The Atlantic Irish Fest will bring a variety of musical and cultural experiences to the town of Bundoran later this month, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
Abandoned Ireland: preserving properties through intriguing photography
Starting out with a curiosity for the other world, Rebecca Brownlie takes Caitríona Bolger on a journey of discovery through the buildings on our island that time seems to have forgotten.
28 December 2022 Books
Look back and reflect or look forward and plan. Or neither, focus on today
It is said that everyone has a book in them. Some would suggest that this is exactly where that book should stay. But if not recorded how we learn from the past.
28 December 2022 Amii
Backchat: Irish Racehorse Experience wins big
The Irish Racehorse Experience joins the list of top international visitor attractions to win the prestigious ‘Thea’ award for themed entertainment.
21 December 2022 News
Carving out history with stonemason Julia Gebel
Stonemason Julia Gebel confounds stereotypes while adding her own footprint to history, writes Robert O'Keeffe
2 November 2022 Features
Reader Writes: Farm life and creameries from 1900
In this week’s reader writes, David H Moloney, describes life in the early 1900’s. To a small cohort of readers, this will evoke memories but for some younger readers, a different world.
19 October 2022 Features
Reader Writes: secrets of the dunghill
Most anyone from a farm will have a story or two about the dunghill. Jim Commins, being almost a nonagenarian, has many, and he has kindly shared them with us.
12 October 2022 Features
New farming storytelling workshop in Donegal
Jennifer McLaughlin-Doherty went from being an accountant to a genealogist and historian. In conjunction with a Donegal Men’s Shed she is now leading new farming storytelling workshops.
12 October 2022 Features
My Country Living: ‘I love writing ... It’s a passion’
From a young age Anne Frehill loved reading and writing, but it was only recently that she took the bull by the horns and published two novels. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
14 September 2022 Features
Polio survivor ‘I lost the vocabulary of family; the hospital was my home’.
In our Rise resilience series, Maria Moynihan talks to polio survivor Bridie McMahon, who overcame childhood trauma to live a life of adventure; from returning to college to dancing for John Lennon
7 September 2022 Features