John McCullagh

John McCullagh February 7, 2012

The 31st Lislea Drama Festival begins on the last Saturday of the month. The organisers have the good sense to stage at most three plays per week, giving both teams and patrons a break.

John McCullagh February 4, 2012

  My friend Matthew McGrath of Rostrevor has recorded a CD which includes a lovely song, his own composition, Spirit of the Village. This tells how he was personally affected on seeing the Deserted Village on the slopes of Slieve More in Achill Island.

John McCullagh February 2, 2012

The tradition of the St Brigit’s Cross also reaches back to Pre-Christian times (when it was made of straw). In Irish folklore rushes were associated with childbirth and were laid down when a woman was giving birth…

John McCullagh February 1, 2012

  It was not unknown historically, for Christian authorities to vest in their holy people many of the characteristics of the more ancient gods and goddesses beloved of the people.

John McCullagh February 1, 2012

It is said that St Bridgit went to confession to St Mel, who pronounced the formula for the consecration of a bishop in place of absolution. From this derives the tradition that Bridgit was herself a bishop.

John McCullagh January 31, 2012

When she was of marriageable age her father tried to arrange a marriage for her, but Brigit refused all suitors, being determined to become a nun. 

John McCullagh January 30, 2012

Wednesday of this week is St Bridgit’s day. In The Meadow we lived in St Bridgit’s ward and worshipped in St Bridgit’s Church.

John McCullagh January 30, 2012

Dear Technical Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend to Husband and almost immediately noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the Flower and Jewellery applications which formerly operated flawlessly under Boyfriend.

John McCullagh January 29, 2012

John Bowman (RTE Reporter for decades) has favourable mention of Newryman, the late great Frank Hall, an early stalwart of the emerging RTE TV channel, in his recent blockbuster history of that channel entitled ‘Mirrors and Windows’.