Putting the Cap on the Royal Visit as MHR met HRH

Putting the Cap on the Royal Visit as MHR met HRH

When MHR met HRH in Dublin on Wednesday protocol was brushed aside and there was a down to earth discussion on head-gear. There will be a follow-up between Kilgarvan Post Office and Buckingham Palace. And the upshot of the chat is that a cap or two – new ones – will be posted in Kilgarvan…

The Differing Election Diaries of Two Politically Driven Teenagers

The Differing Election Diaries of Two Politically Driven Teenagers

Two local and wonderfully motivated young men have come to my attention over the past couple of years. They’re both emerging, brightly coloured with opinions to match, through their involvement in politics. I’m sure I’ll see their names on ballot papers some day soon and my No.1 vote and the anguish that goes with it…

St. Patrick’s Art elected to Irish Students’ Union

St. Patrick’s Art elected to Irish Students’ Union

He has always had the cut of one who belongs on a big stage and there’s that something about him that convinces me ‘he’ll be heard of yet,’ – as we’re prone to saying here. With a few friends he organised a ‘Democracy Week’ at their secondary school last month and invited the likes of…

Shannon Vale Ceili Band Delights Áras Audience

Shannon Vale Ceili Band Delights Áras Audience

Our media is doing a wall-to-wall job on our President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina’s visit to our nearest neighbours across the water. We’re watching and reading of how they’re being treated Royally and féted along the streets of Windsor by native English and emigrant Irish alike . They’re there shoulder to shoulder with each waving…

President’s new Adviser has Strong Cordal Links

The NUI Maynooth Senior Law Lecturer, Liam Herrick who was appointed Special Adviser to President Michael D. Higgins last week has strong, local family connections. His mother Anna is one of the Walsh family from Kilmurry and, as a teenager, Liam spent a few summers working with his twin uncles, Gerard and Joe in their…