The Táin March is a brilliantly barmy event recreating Queen Maeve’s pillage of her neighbour’s bull as told in the 7th century saga, the Táin Bó C(...)

A detail from the cover of It’s The Stars Will Be Our Lamps by Alan Walsh

I was living in London when I started reading the old Irish stories again. I had gone there for work and had started missing home pretty hard. It’s a (...)

Cork players look on dejected after their defeat to Clare in Saturday’s final. Photogrpah: James Crombie/Inpho

Remarkably, the day after an All-Ireland hurling final comparable to a World War II spitfire battle, such was its jarring intensity, no one was badly (...)

Patrick Pearse was 36 when a British firing squad executed him in Dublin on May 3rd, 1916. David Thornley was the same age in 1971, when he wrote abou(...)