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New papal nuncio from Nigeria has Irish faith line

On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13th last, Pope Francis was at Fatima to market he centenary of the apparitions. On the same day, his press office in the Vatican published the daily bulletin and it included the following short note: “The Holy Father has appointed as apostolic nuncio in Ireland His […]

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An accordion start

A bold initiative was started in Drimoleague and Drinagh in the early 1970s — an accordion class. It was my introduction to something that has brought me a lot of enjoyment since, especially in the many people I have met through a shared interest in music. The classes alternated between the parish hall in Drimoleague […]

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French connections with Cork and Ross

[This article first appeared in The Southern Star in 2011.] The Rugby World Cup has focused some attention on things French this year and we have grown accustomed to hearing more frequent mentions of cities such as Toulouse and Bordeaux as well as Paris. Connections between these cities and our part of the continent are […]

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