Cormac MacConnell is a veteran writer and journalist. His much loved column, about his life in County Clare and observations about Irish life, has appeared in the Irish Voice for close to 30 years.
Apologies to you all from this stormy coast of the Wild Atlantic Way which is living up to its reputation for sure during the ritual Ides of March.
The real story of the shamrock and how it came to be associated with St. Patrick's Day.
On both coasts of the Wild Atlantic Way is the reality that we are about to experience again the craic and stimulation created by election fever.
What is the real story of the gold and the frankincense and myrrh brought to baby Jesus? The Feast of the Epiphany, or Three King's Day, is celebrated today, Jan 6.
Flushed with joy having contributed to the tide of peace and goodwill that washes around during this special time.