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Aran: a place of pilgrimage

Clavin, Terry
14 March 2021

Aran of the Saints In what was to prove a recurring theme, the history of the Aran Islands begins with the arrival of a restless idealist seeking spiritual renewal amid the wilds of the Atlantic. Little is known for certain about St

The journey of the Cathach

Gallagher, Niav
14 March 2021

Since 2012, there have been a series of events commemorating the seismic shifts that took place across the island of Ireland between 1912 and 1923. During this ten-year period the foundations for the modern Irish state were laid. Alongside these centenaries another series of…