Cattle have been domesticated in Ireland since the fourth millennium B.C. They were of paramount importance in Irish society, which is reflected in medieval stories concerning cattle and cattle raiding.  The celebrated brown bull of Ulster lies at the heart of the tale of the ‘Táin Bó Cuailgne’, which led […]

‘Who’d a thunk it?’ There we were on a dark Friday evening in January, watching the Taoiseach walk down that long flight of stairs to address the nation again. Thanks to the usual leaks to the media, we anticipated that some of the restrictions that ruined Christmas would slowly be […]

Fern Higgins Atkinson is Chairperson of BRÓD and the Youth Health Promotion and Development Officer in the Ability West Cork Programme, West Cork Development Partnership.  A new year, a new start? When we shed the remnants of the old year like snakeskin and shimmy into our shiny new fresh starts, our […]