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Editor's welcome

Editor Sean NolanHello and welcome to this week’s issue of Ireland’s Own. Our cover story is Tyrone Treasures and focuses on the O’Neill County’s visitor attractions. Tyrone is blessed with a wonderful array of natural and man-made features, and visitor attractions which are appreciated by the thousands of visitors to Tyrone each year. Cathal Coyle tells us more. Also this week, Leonard Hurley pays tribute to Mary Elmes – an honoured Irishwoman declared ‘Righteous Among Nations’ for risking her life to rescue Jewish children during the Holocaust. Lily Murphy looks into  the legacy of ‘The Petersen House’ where a dying President Lincoln was taken immediatley after being shot in Ford’s Theatre and Bill McStay profiles Ronald Amundsen, the Norwegian Polar explorer who was first to reach the South Pole. Eamonn Duggan continues his assessment of the ill-fated Allied assault on Gallipoli in April 1915,  a hopeless excerise that failed to achieve anything in military terms. There is all this to enjoy alongside your weekly favourites with lots of songs jokes and puzzles to keep you and the younger people entertained. Enjoy the sunshine as we move steadily towards the month of May, and the birth of a new summer, and I will talk to you next week, all being well.

Best wishes,

Sean Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own

 

Inside this week's issue

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By Lily Murphy This April marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of American president Abraham Lincoln. On April 14th 1865, the 56 year old...

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Amhlaoibh O’Súilleabháin’s diary covers the period 1827 – 1835 and is a fascinating social commentary on the period covered. By jotting down notes on...

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By John Berkery (from issue 5486) A bout 25 miles south of San Francisco stands a magnificent mansion. It was built because of its connection...

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An original short story by Wyn Cave “Turn into the road down the side of the Bank, past the big house on the corner with...

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A Resentful Case “Please get here quickly! I’m freaking out!”What on earth could have her doing that, Miss Flanagan wondered, as she hit the road...

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By Alan O'Brien In the issue of October 3rd last year I wrote about some of our mother’s sayings that we grew up with as...

Also this week

Sing along with your favourite Irish songs The Cliffs of Doneen. You may travel far far from your own native home, Far away o’er the mountains, far a-way o’er the foam, But of all the fine places that I’ve ever been, Sure there’s none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen. Take a view o’er the mountains, fine sights you’ll see there, You’ll see the high rocky mountains o’er the west coast of Clare Oh the town af Kilkee and Kilrush can be seen, From the high rocky slopes round the cliffs of Doneen. For more see your Ireland’s Own Spring Special
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