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From the comforts of Ballynahinch, such as they were at the time, William Makepeace Thackeray continues his exploration of the surrounding countryside as he gathered information for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years after his tour in 1842.
Everybody loved Mary Burke (not her real name). She always had a kind word for people and was ready to help anyone in need. She babysat neighbours' children, attended every funeral in the village, baked cakes for sales of work, and was very involved with her local church and community.
Veteran US folk singer Jim Page, author of the Moving Hearts' hit, ‘Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette’, plays The Crane Bar tomorrow night [Friday, February 1], for what promises to be a great gig.
IF COMEDY was a religion, Róisín Dubh would be Mecca, the Vatican, or Jerusalem. OK, maybe it is more like Knock, but one thing for sure, it is arguably the home of comedy in the west of Ireland.
When in April the sweet showers fall
A sweet is defined as having a taste of sugar or honey. It is not bitter or sour, but is pleasingly fragrant and agreeable. It is strange that while the taste never lingers too long, the memory of that taste can stay with you for life, particularly if it was one of the favourite sweets of your childhood. The sweet shops of yesteryear had a special smell, an aroma of temptation which you got as you went through the door. Even to look in the shop window was to make an imaginative journey of the various tastes that were on display. Our photograph today, which was taken about 40 years ago by Marja Van Kampen, will tick memory boxes for many people. The mouthwatering display was in Miko Cunningham’s shop window in Upper Abbeygate Street.
Iceland is the ideal place for taking a weekend break and setting foot on a European outpost with an exciting, lively, ancient, and thriving culture all of its own.
Willie Mullins, once the lead- ing amateur jockey, now the leading National Hunt Train- er in Ireland; Gordon Elliott, once a decent amateur jock- ey himself, now challenging Willie Mullins’ domination of the Irish NH racing scene; the Cheltenham Festival, once the Mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK, always the Mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK.
Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.
Style Kloset was founded in 2013. Trina Lynskey Donovan and her partner Debbie Maher saw a niche in the market and decided to create a warm, relaxed, friendly, environment with personal advice and service to find the perfect outfit for every occasion, to suit every style and budget.