Sunday 26 March 2017
A personal and political journey
Category: Editorial Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Lorraine O'Hanlon
An IRA commander turned statesman, Martin McGuinness embarked on an extraordinary personal and political journey during his 66 short years of life. At the tender age of 21, McGuinness was second-in-command of the IRA in Derry on Bloody Sunday, when British Paratroopers killed 14 people. It would be impossible to explain to that young man that, in the years to come, he would work so hard to forge peace in Northern Ireland, secure the decommissioning of...read more...
The beauty of our mothers
Category: Thought for the Week Posted on 22 Mar 2017
The occasion of Mother’s Day is extraordinary for all of us. It’s a time to love, kiss, hold and hug the most precious creation of God - our Mam! All through our lives we love to put our heads in the lap of our mothers, unmindful of our status, position and standing. For her, we will always remain the small child, but this is the day to visit our mother, spend time with her, hold her hands and reassure her of our love and care. Mother’s Day is a...read more...
Walter Hegarty – Modest Hero
Category: Talking History Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Walter Hegarty was born in Woodquay in June 1932. He was a man of many talents and in his youth, competed as an oarsman and in the sport of fencing. He also won medals for Irish dancing. His brother, Jimmy, is the noted hurler. Aside from sports, Walter read a lot during those times and gained a deep knowledge of the world through his interest in literature. He joined the army in June 1954 and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant. Walter was an...read more...
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