Editor's welcome

Editor Sean Nolan

Hello and welcome to this week’s issue of Ireland’s Own.

 

In this week’s issue cover story, Éamon O Buadhacháin takes a look at how radio changed the Irish way of life in the 1930s. Éamon introduces his insightful new series in which he charts the evolution of Irish radio through the 1930s. The series will continue in our monthly special issues and annuals.

Jim Rees profiles John L Sullivan, the Boston Strongboy. Notre Dame, the Cathedral that became a warehouse is given a closer look by Margaret Smith, and in his Role of the Irish in WW2, Con McGrath tells the story of author Anita Leslie, who was an ambulance driver with the Free-French Army and received the Croix de Guerre.

John Corbett returns with February memories of life in the Irish countryside, while Aileen Atcheson has more gardening tips for those who like to have their garden looking beautiful in March.


In his piece, ‘Tolka Row and Orson Welles’, Seamus Kelly gives an insight into the play that launched Ireland’s first home-made ‘soap’. The book under review this month is The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.


Our original short story is ‘Maggie’s Dough’ by Maureen Brannigan, and Patricia Jenkins concludes her look at native Irish dog breeds with The Kerry Beagle. 

In his Witness Statements series, Eamonn Duggan delves into submissions made to the Bureau of Military History. This week, Frank Thornton, who had an extraordinary life in Irish Republicanism.

We have all this for you enjoy alongside your weekly favourites including Cassidy, Dan Conway, Stranger Than Fiction, Pete’s Pets, songs, jokes, puzzles and much more. Have a nice week, enjoy your pancakes and trying to decide on sacrifices for the upcoming Lenten season, and I will look forward to chatting to you again next week.

                                                                                                    Best wishes,

Seán Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own

 

Inside this week's issue

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Éamon Ó Buadhacháin introduces his insightful new series in which he charts the evolution of Irish radio through the 1930s in Ireland. The subject of...

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By Margaret Smith The site of the cathedral of Notre Dame, on the Ile de la Cite, has long been a centre of worship for...

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Seamus Kelly tells the story of Tolka Row and Orson Welles, and insight into a play that launched a soap Years before the television serial...

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The office girls are excited about their Valentine gifts, but Betsie is not expecting anything exciting from her man... By Patsy Collins Betsie braced herself as...

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By Thomas Myler Whenever Cary Grant was asked why he charged 15 cents for an autograph, he would say the funds would go to charity....

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Seán Hall takes a look at the fascinating relationship that existed between W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne. William Butler Yeats, Nobel Laureate for Literature, and...

Inside this week's issue

0 74
Éamon Ó Buadhacháin introduces his insightful new series in which he charts the evolution of Irish radio through the 1930s in Ireland. The subject of...

0 118
By Margaret Smith The site of the cathedral of Notre Dame, on the Ile de la Cite, has long been a centre of worship for...

0 68
Seamus Kelly tells the story of Tolka Row and Orson Welles, and insight into a play that launched a soap Years before the television serial...

0 526
The office girls are excited about their Valentine gifts, but Betsie is not expecting anything exciting from her man... By Patsy Collins Betsie braced herself as...

0 157
By Thomas Myler Whenever Cary Grant was asked why he charged 15 cents for an autograph, he would say the funds would go to charity....

0 162
Seán Hall takes a look at the fascinating relationship that existed between W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne. William Butler Yeats, Nobel Laureate for Literature, and...

Also this week

Sing along with your favourite Irish songs – Lots of Christmas favourites to sing along to as well as the best of Irish for the month of December.

Lots of great songs for you to sing along with every week in Ireland’s Own

Something for everyone