Banada’s ‘ties of peace’ in Stormont

By Terry Reilly (c) September 2008: Even as the world whirls from one global economic crisis to another, it is heartening to see that there continues to be life out there, and indeed real quality of life. And it is often found in small communities with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Look around […]

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Ballina, a storied place with a rich heritage

By Terry Reilly (c) Though proudly bearing the title ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland’ because of the prolific catches of wild silvery fish on the Moy, Ballina has much more going for it than that coveted accolade… It is a storied town, formally founded by Lord Tyrawly in the 1720s when he brought skilled linen weavers […]

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Long winding road through North America (Part 1)

By Terry Reilly (c) We have just returned from a very enjoyable trip to the US of A, taking in New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas and Boston during a hectic three weeks, so this month’s article is definitely not about life down an Irish lane! Landing at Kennedy having cleared emigration at Dublin Airport […]

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Remarkable Mayo Women

By Terry Reilly (c) 2009 Don’t know how the weather has been with you good people in America in recent times, but here in Ireland we have just recorded our wettest July in over fifty years! Some areas of this green isle suffered three times the usual rainfall for the month, and our weather people […]

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Looking back on life in print

By Terry Reilly (c) IT’S hard to believe that during my working life with the Western People I worked with three men who were on the payroll of the paper when it hit the streets around lunch time every Friday – all going well of course with the temperamental old Foster press in Arran Street in […]

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