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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Heading to the Horizon

Written on hearing a talk about doing the Camino, when heading out the walker told us his favourite part was looking at …

Exile Prepares to Walk to Connaught

When Oliver Cromwell took over Ireland, his infamous decree of “to hell or to Connaught” was enacted. Popularly thought to be all …

The Old Tongue of the Fishermen

Its spoke no more on boggy field By peasants who live under roofs of thatch Who smoke piped tobacco and drink buttermilk …

Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …