Many readers will hear Handel’s Messiah at the annual performance by Our Lady’s Choral Society on Fishamble Street, which, this April, will be part of Dublin’s first Handel Festival. Few, […]

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Last year I highlighted the case of Newry attempting to reclaim the Carvill Papers from Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania. A petition to that effect was ignored by the library […]

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‘John Ross, a Presbyterian born in Derry in 1853, was a captain of Dublin University Hurley Club in the 1870s, with Edward Carson on his team. His aptitude at “hurley” […]

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No doubt we will be hearing a lot of Eric Bogle’s song—perhaps the greatest anti-war song ever written—over the next few weeks and months as we mark the centenary of […]

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