Desmond Fisher, who has died aged 94, was a journalist whose working life in Ireland and abroad was marked by a consistently high dedication to profe(...)

Actor Joe Steve Ó Neachtain at the Poitin Stil pub. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When south Connemara hosted its first Oireachtas Irish language cultural festival four decades ago the main marquee blew down just as a céilí was abo(...)

Peter O’Toole with his colt, Dr Slattery, at the Connemara Pony Show in Clifden, in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Several decades ago, a man walked into Foyle’s Bar in Clifden, Co Galway. Few heads turned. After an interval, the man declared in apparent frustra(...)