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

Kilkenny Tourism striving to attract even more visitors to Ireland’s Medieval City

The Island of Ireland is promoted across the world and each village, town, city and county has its own unique selling point. This year, there was a more aggresive than ever focus on the national market as travel restrictions and Government advise encouraged Irish people to stay at home. This advise was headed by much … More Kilkenny Tourism striving to attract even more visitors to Ireland’s Medieval City

The Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book…about an Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book

Dubliner Henry Murphy had an idea that he would like to write, and some years ago he started to write a series of short stories about a ficticious young barrister called Dermot McNamara. Since then there have been two further books in the series and Henry enjoyed some success with them. Henry and his wife … More The Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book…about an Irish barrister who went to Spain and wrote a book

PJ Curtis and Cormac MacConnell pay tribute to Jerry Lynch

Jerry Lynch was part of the Lynch family from North Clare which is steeped in music and tradition. His lovely tenor voice was always a joy to hear and his presence in any room always brought delight to those present. Jerry passed away on Sunday 29th June and news of his death took everyone by … More PJ Curtis and Cormac MacConnell pay tribute to Jerry Lynch

Did James Blake poison Red Hugh O’ Donnell? Paper published in 1950 looks at Blake and his appeal to Spanish King for Revolt in Ireland in 1602

The rediscovery of the burial place of Red Hugh O´Donnell in Valladolid in Spain reminded us of the historic and centuries-old friendship between the Spanish and Irish People. It also brought about fresh opportunities for both countries in terms of tourism. There is a forgotten and scholarly article which focuses on another projected Spanish attempt … More Did James Blake poison Red Hugh O’ Donnell? Paper published in 1950 looks at Blake and his appeal to Spanish King for Revolt in Ireland in 1602