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The making of the Galway Hospice Foundation project Meallan Scéal Scéal Eile, or One Story Encourages Another.

Much has already been said and written about how the loss of community rituals around death has made the process of grieving the loss of loved ones mo(...)

Cappeen Ringfort in  Co Cork. Photograph: National
Monuments Service

As our faith in fairies has receded in recent years, the fate of Ireland’s estimated 32,000 remaining ringforts has become increasingly perilous. Many(...)

Chief placenames officer Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill says the name is ungrammatical and is truly shameful in a Gaeltacht town.

A misspelled, “meaningless” Irish name has been assigned to a new social housing estate in Dingle, a town where the protection of the Irish language i(...)

An email issued to students on Friday informed them of a number of positive cases among the student body. Photograph: Getty

A surge in Covid-19 cases among the student body in NUI Galway has caused concern among the University community and the wider locality. The Health P(...)

Mary and Denis Walsh from Caherdavin, Limerick, with a photo of their son Denis who  went missing in 1996. Photograph: Liam Burke/ Press 22

As Easter Sunday, April 7th, 1996, drew to a close, the evening’s sun cast a shadow over Inis Mór, off Galway Bay, as the ocean tide carried the body (...)

Tony Diviney, left, and Paddy Joe Roseingrave in  Loughnane’s Forge,  Shanaglish, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sometimes I’ve had dreams about the Loughnane brothers,” says Martina Blackwell, standing in the gentle glow of the turf fire in the stone-cut Loughn(...)

“Frobisher’s gold” is still washing ashore. Photograph: Courtesy of  The Cherish Project

A number of summers ago, my father Tom Finn and I scrambled down a cliff – we called it abseiling – at Smerwick Harbour in Co Kerry in search of gold.(...)

Gardaí at a checkpoint on the M4 in Co Kildare, outbound from Dublin,  as part of Operation Fanacht. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The volume of traffic in the Republic’s roads notably decreased just days into the Garda’s Operation Fanacht. The operation has seen thousands of che(...)

Brian Lynch, who supports the Dying with Dignity Bill, at his home in Gort, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The proposed Dying with Dignity legislation will allow terminally ill people to make “a choice” about how to live their final days and have “a more di(...)

Druid combines representations of raw sorrow, naked nationalism, and raucous humour to honour Gregory’s legacy.

★★★★☆ At Coole, the collision of past and present is delivered through a collection of Augusta Gregory’s neglected works. Druid combines representati(...)

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