Pettigo

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Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

“Where are we going? Always home.” – Novalis, 18th century German poet and philosopher “Home” is among the most emotive words there is. It refers to (...)

Drumboe Castle

County: Donegael Incident: Battles between the IRA and the B Specials Date: May-June 1922 Donegal was a relatively quiet county during the War of Ind(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Sitting in wonder of my exploration, I’m still scared of Brexit, its effect on the farmers, the B&Bs, and the average man on the street. But now I’ve seen it all, I know what to reminisce.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

In a dinky hotel, in a cosy bed, I wake up. Opposite Portaferry’s dock, joints crack and muscles sigh. Today, is the last day. The last day of mounta(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘It’s been a long day: seven hours of riding into a headwind. A pocket of daylight remains.’  Photograph: Lily Duffield

Drip, drop, drip. Pitter, patter, pit . . . eyes creak open, contracting from black to ice blue, as I begin to gather sense. I check my watch: it’s 5(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

A new prior has been appointed to the pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, currently parish priest of Ballybay, Co M(...)

John McNamee, dressed as customs workers, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit earlier this year to protest against Brexit by setting up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

After Dundalk, the tension in our tightly packed car rose perceptibly. “Now no jokes or stories about smugglers, please.” Mother had us under orders o(...)

Sir John Leslie at the French embassy in Dublin, where he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2015. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

Sir John Leslie, one of Ireland’s last surviving second world war veterans, has died aged 99. Sir Jack, a cousin of Winston Churchill, died at home (...)

 The funeral of dissident republican Vinnie Ryan , at Donaghmede , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Let me rain on the parade. As the planes roared over the Liffey’s swell and the bands played and the soldiers marched along O’Connell Street I recalle(...)

Stormont: a former Provisional IRA commander from Rosslea, Co Fermanagh, and now a member of the Stormont Assembly, Seán Lynch said 1916 was one of the reasons he joined the IRA

Seán Lynch spent more than a decade in the Maze Prison recounting the actions of James Connolly and Patrick Pearse to other prisoners. Sometimes, he r(...)