Hello and welcome to this week’s issue of Ireland’s Own. This week’s cover story is ‘The Sharing of the Green’. No nation on earth except the Irish could concoct movie brilliance with a national C.V. that was either written by a fairy or the creator of Irish stew. How can we share the green through our version of American imagery? Tom McParland examines four relatively contemporary Irish movies that attempted to do just that.
Your favourite sleuth from Benford returns. This week Miss Flanagan investigates ‘Trouble in the Pipeline’. Help her solve another crime! In his Role of the Irish in WW2 series, Con McGrath takes a look at the life of Co. Cavan native, Colonel Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith, wartime Minister of Agriculture, and Governor of Burma.
In his Corners of Our Continent series, Bill McStay focuses on The Bermuda Triangle. Seán Fallon, Glasgow Celtic’s unsung hero, is remembered by Michael Gill. Derek Fanning discovers the riches of Fore, Co. Westmeath which he says is a place of magic.
The book under review this month is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Our original short story is Second Time Around by Gemma Grant.
Louisa May Alcott, the American novelist, short story writer and poet is remembered by Helen Morgan.
And in his IRELAND IN 1919 series, Eamonn Duggan continues his Funding the new Republic article, concluding his look at how the new Free State was funded.
We have all this for you to enjoy alongside your weekly favourites including Cassidy Says, Dan Conway, Pete’s Pets, jokes, songs, pen pals and much more.
Enjoy the read, and I will look forward to talking to you soon.
Seán Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own
Sing along with your favourite Irish songs – Lots of St. Patrick’s Day favourites to sing along to as well as the best of Irish for the month of March.