As Ireland's popularity as a travel destination reaches an all-time high, the lesser-known inland counties can provide a quieter and some would say, more authentic Irish holiday. Jill Fergus explores the heartland: the counties of Roscommon, Cavan, and Leitrim. I had experienced the nightlife of Dublin's Temple Bar area and the picture-perfect vistas of the Ring of Kerry and … [Read more...] about A Trip Through the Heartland with C.I.E.
The future is bright for communities along Ireland’s longest river as the Shannon Greenway is coming soon. Ireland’s majestic Shannon River is celebrated in song and story, and now plans are afoot for a Greenway that will make it more accessible to all. The proposed corridor will run on the western shore of the river from Cavan through Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway … [Read more...] about The Shannon Greenway
A New York Film Premiere
The Irish Repertory Theatre presents a free virtual film premiere of The Man Who Wanted to Fly with three opportunities to watch the film on Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th.
Directed by Frank Shouldice
Produced by Trisha Canning & Cormac Hargaden of Loosehorse Productions
The Man Who Wanted to Fly tells the irresistible … [Read more...] about The Man Who
Wanted to Fly
By Abdon Moriarty Pallasch In this piece from our archives Abdon Moriarty Pallasch talks to Tim Severin (d. 2020) who retraced the 6th century legendary journey of St. Brendan from Ireland to Newfoundland. The idea that Irish monks in an ox-hide boat might have beaten the Conquistadors and the Vikings to America was largely relegated to Irish folklore before 1976. That … [Read more...] about Goodbye Columbus Hello St. Brendan
The northern-most province of Ulster contains a diverse array of cultures and sites, which, combined, tell the tale of modern Ireland, a place of history, pluralism, and an evolving culture. Ulster is divided into nine counties including the six that comprise Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone, as well as Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan of … [Read more...] about Exploring Ulster