Editor's welcome

Editor Sean NolanHello and welcome to this week’s issue of Ireland’s Own.This week’s cover story features Inchydoney Island and The Virgin Mary’s Bank near Clonakilty, West Cork. It is an award-winning beach with an interesting history and a local legend revolving around a supposed appearance of the Blessed Virgin, writes Mary Rose McCarthy.

Our favourite sleuth returns to crack another crime! In Miss Flanagan Investigates – The Finger of Suspicion, join the Benford detective in her quest to solve another mystery.

In his Role of the Irish in WW2 series, Con McGrath turns the spotlight on Joseph ‘Eeddie’ McCann, of the US Navy – who landed with the first wave on D-Day at age 15.

Our Ireland’s Favourite Cars continues and this week it is the turn of the Ford Anglia. David Mullen looks back at Ford’s smaller offerings in the Fifties and Sixties: the Popular, the Prefect and the Anglia.

Gemma Grant is back exploring the castles of Ireland. This week she is off to Glin Castle, in Co. Limerick.Victoria Woodhull, the first ever woman to run for the US Presidency, is profiled by Liam Nolan.

Our original short story is Letting Go, by Fergus Caulfield. In his WITNESS STATEMENTS series, Eamonn Duggan takes a look at The War of Independence – Ambushes and Attacks in the Rebel County. Eamonn  delves into the conflict in Cork as recounted in the statement of Daniel Corkery, commanding officer, Macroom Battalion, IRA, to the Bureau of Military History.

We have all this for you to enjoy alongside your weekly favourites including Cassidy Says, Dan Conway’s Corner, songs, jokes, pen pals, nature, memories and much much more. Enjoy the read and I will look forward to talking to you all again next week.

                                                                                                         Best wishes,

Seán Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own

 

Inside this week's issue

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Inchydoney Island near Clonakilty, West Cork, is an award-winning beach with an interesting history and a local legend revolving around a supposed appearance of...

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By Tom Nestor Coming close to the middle nineteen fifties, a van would arrive at the chapel before mass, open up the rear door, slip...

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By Arthur Flynn One of the big and most successful film hits of the 1950s was the British romantic comedy Hobson’s Choice, directed by David...

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David Mullen looks back at Ford’s smaller offerings in the Fifties and Sixties: the Popular, the Prefect and the Anglia. The years just after World...

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To mark the 29th International Day of Older Persons on 1st October 2019, the following collection of mini biographies by Eugene Dunphy will show...

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By Alison Phillips Over the years, much has been written about the Titanic disaster. Unbeknown to many however, Galway has a unique connection to the...

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