CallyAnna – Singer Songwriter Breaking Through

It is never easy being discovered and as Christie Hennessy said many years ago on The Late Late Show it took him about 40 years to become an overnight success. CallyAnna, a hugely talented Mayo-based singer songwriter told me all about her musical journey as she prepares to launch her second studio album. She’s very … More CallyAnna – Singer Songwriter Breaking Through

Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

It was during the Covid restrictions so the meeting between Camilla Griehsel and Ger Sweeney was via Zoom but the ensuing conversation flowed as freely as if they were sharing a coffee overlooking the sea in beautiful West Cork. Camilla is Swedish and has been singing since she was five years old. Her journey to … More Camilla Griehsel – From Sweden to Ireland and the Journey Taken

The Day the Music Died

On 3rd February 1959 the death was announced of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP Richardson (the Big Bopper). The stars died when the plane they were travelling incrash outside Clear Water, Iowa. The crash also took the life of pilot Roger Peterson. Irish Music producer and author PJ Curtis was a still in secondary … More The Day the Music Died

Jim Schofield & His Home-Built Boat for Solo Atlantic Crossing

Jim Schofield is busy working away in the garage beside his house in Blessington, Co. Wicklow at present. He hopes that he will complete it before the summer and his plan is to race it across the Atlantic later this year. Jim took time out to talk to Ger Sweeney about the project. Hear the … More Jim Schofield & His Home-Built Boat for Solo Atlantic Crossing

President Michael D Higgins’ Christmas Message

President Michael D Higgins has issued his Christmas and New Year message. Read the text or enjoy the video. Mar Uachtarán na hÉireann, as President of Ireland, may I send each and every one of you greetings and my warmest wishes for a peaceful and Happy Christmas. What a year we have had, a year … More President Michael D Higgins’ Christmas Message

Book about Limerick City’s Shops and Shopping Launched

“Are you Going Up Town” is the title of a wonderful book that explores the shops of Limerick City through the years, and the Limerick shopping experience there that was so special. Written by Hélène Bradley Davies, Ursula Callaghan and Maura Cronin, the book is a result of them asking “Where do we shop and … More Book about Limerick City’s Shops and Shopping Launched

Emerald Connection’s José Antonio Sierra Honoured in Malaga

José Antonio Sierra, one of our long-time contributors has been honoured in his adopted home of Malaga. Recently, at the Casa de Álora Gibralfaro in Malaga, the Provincial Federation of Associations of the Elderly of Malaga presented this year’s “traditional 10 Awards”. This annual event was established to honour 10 people over 65 years for … More Emerald Connection’s José Antonio Sierra Honoured in Malaga

Local Enterprise Office Clare Launches New Podcast Series

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Clare has launched a series of podcasts that is proving to be very popular and informative. The series, called “#Making it Happen” is produced and presented by Ger Sweeney and features eight Clare-based entrepreneurs who have availed of supports and/or services offered by LEO Clare. Each episode is different in … More Local Enterprise Office Clare Launches New Podcast Series