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.
"He took his stick, stiffly searched his pockets for cash for the candle of thanks for the recovery, and slowly shuffled to the side-altar to light the candle."
"I could Google to learn the real facts about the Pot, but I won't do that because hard facts are never as interesting as the folklore."
The real story of the shamrock and how it came to be associated with St. Patrick's Day.
Irish singer Larry Cunningham, King of the Showbands, had a number one hit with "Lovely Leitrim."
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.