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.
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.
November, as our ancestors knew is gloomy and dark, and as Ireland grieves for Gay Byrne, concerns grow for employment in midlands power stations as climate change grips and waters in the east become unclean.
While farmers have similar economic woes to their cousins in Ireland, the Dutch have shown us the future when it comes to windmills and hybrid vehicles.
King of the Showbands Larry Cunningham, who had a number one hit with "Lovely Leitrim", died on September 28, 2012.