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.
Celebrating Irish women in sport and the kindness of Shannon Airport is needed among all the darker news stories.
The UFC millionaire star may behave in whatever manner he likes but this writer would rather he no longer drap himself in the Irish flag.
It may be difficult for Americans to move to Ireland but a holiday home is something that really works for our local part-time resident from the USA.
"There will be no storm called after Patrick in the foreseeable future because, largely, of the continuing influence over us of our former British rulers."
Sham! The facts are that the first four letters of the word shamrock are brutally and cruelly accurate.
"Those who monitor the media waves on behalf of U.S. security have placed me on a black list of those who will be turned away at the Shannon Airport."
Rollin’ of the green! We need to take advantage of the fact that our nation has a monopoly on the color green.
We will drop into the slice of the Wild Atlantic Way which Donald Trump owns -- yes he does! -- in a little while, but first I have to openly confess to you all that the top of this yarn is especially directed towards my dear and gifted friend Caty Bartholomew who does our weekly illustrations for this column.
"The prides and passions of the residents of all counties are strongest and deepest all along the length of the Wild Atlantic Way".
The Russell Memorial Fleadh in Doolin is unlike anything else.