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.
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.
"I resolutely refuse, accordingly, to discuss the heavy political and economic matters..." Here's to Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, the GAA and a saunter along the Shannon
For finding love in Ireland, this is really the best time of year.
The actual horses whose thundering hooves provide the thrills and spills of the fabled Galway Races are cooling down now, but the impact of the historic event upon the entire region around the mighty City of the Tribes will continue, as always, for weeks to come.
Fungie the Dolphin has become an Irish world-record breaker
From Neil Armstrong to Steven Bannon - the Irish literally are everywhere! It's worth looking up your own Irish roots.
The hints which follow here are aimed at making your homecoming a very rewarding one for body and spirit.