Hello and welcome to another issue of Ireland’s Own. it is our great pleasure to feature Country & Irish star, Brendan Shine, who is celebrating 50 years on the road. He tells us about the great life he has enjoyed on the music circuit. With the summer sunshine truly upon us over the past few days, our gardening expert, Aileen Atcheson, has some gardening tips to make your garden all the more beautiful for the month of June. Eleven men died in the construction of the Tuskar Rock Lighthouse, but thanks to them countless lives have been saved by its presence in the last two hundred years, writes Jim Rees, while Ray Cleere profiles the ‘Workers Saint’, Matt Talbot, who died 90 years ago this month. We have all your regular favourites in there, as well as a very enjoyable new short story by Wyn Cave. Also, Lily Murphy tells the interesting story behind the popular song, ‘Whiskey On A Sunday’. Enjoy the read, and the sunshine, and all being well I’ll talk to you next week, when our summer special hits the shelves.
Seán Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own