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In 1938, Douglas Hyde became the first President of Ireland. He made the office an inclusive one and determined to be a president for all the people of Ireland. The accepted wisdom is that Hyde’s transition to the presidency was a seamless process, but Forgotten Patriot, a new book by historian Brian Murphy, shows it was only as a result of...
In 2001, actor Aidan Dooley wrote a play about a Kerryman called Tom Crean who stood shoulder to shoulder with Scott and Shackleton on three legendary trips to the unexplored Antarctic. Crean’s phenomenal feats of bravery in extreme conditions earned him a rare medal for valour, pinned on him by King George. But few people knew about this...
Patricia Fitzgerald is a busy woman. A mother and a senior librarian at South Dublin Libraries, she’s responsible for managing events and festivals such as TEDxTallaght, Red Line Book Festival, Culture Night and many more. She’s also a prolific mandala artist, is qualified in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness and regularly runs workshops and...
First captivated by the Burren in the early 1970s, Gordon D’Arcy has spent over thirty years living on its edge and exploring its remarkable natural heritage and rich human history. Now he celebrates the flora, the fauna, the people and the places of the region with stories from his diaries and original watercolours that convey a deep affection...
The banks of the Lee have nourished creative talent for centuries. For this first anthology of poems and songs about Cork city, editor Alannah Hopkin gathered a range of material from traditional songs and chants to highly acclaimed work from the city’s many contemporary poets and songwriters. Download Press Release
Bob Jackson first heard of Dr Aidan MacCarthy over sixteen years ago while working in a bar in Cork city. One of the regular customers, who had been in the RAF, told a story of a doctor in west Cork with a connection to the atomic bomb in Nagasaki. Intrigued, Bob travelled to MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere where he met Aidan’s daughter...