HE'S been bitten by a poisonous snake, toppled by a cow, dragged to the ground by vicious geese and terrorised by a sheep – but for animal-loving Paul O'Grady, it's all just part and parcel of countryside life.
Daniel O'Donnell has shared the stage with country giants such as Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn on his road to becoming an international singing star, a 'national treasure’ and a much-loved son of Kincasslagh, Co Donegal.
IN A former life, best-selling crime fiction author Robert Crais was a top television scriptwriter who worked on the pioneering cop show Hill Street Blues and other top US TV fare like Quincy, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice and LA Law.
WHEN the Linen Hall Library recently and most faithfully reproduced Michael McLaverty’s 1949 short story collection The Game Cock, it served as a timely reminder of how significant a snapshot of a time, place and people this slender volume represents.
GUILT, love, accountability, responsibility, family life and the overwhelming instinct of parents to protect their children all come under the microscope in Co Wicklow author Melissa Hill's latest novel.
ADVENTURER, story-teller and film-maker Leon McCarron doesn't know what it's like to do 'ordinary' holidays, although when he returns from one of his long-distance expeditions, he must often feel in need of one.