Des Gunning

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 David Stifter, Professor  of Old Irish at Maynooth University, favours the argument for the origin of the name Tadhg as deriving from a word meaning “badger”.

Writing about the name Tadhg last week, I suggested it derived from an Irish word meaning “poet” or “storyteller”. That’s the usual theory, and an und(...)

I had the strange experience of attending from my kitchen a global live reading, via Zoom, of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

On Monday, as the sun blazed outside, I had the strange experience of attending from my kitchen a global live reading, via Zoom, of James Joyce’s Finn(...)

Zandra Mitchell: Ireland’s first female saxophone star

Apart from the road in Ballyfermot and the townland in Swords, as mentioned yesterday, it seems that the Battle of Cremona (1702) may also once have b(...)