Hello 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.
Sean Nolan, Editor, Ireland’s Own