New content added to previous posts

I’ve updated three posts from earlier this year. Circle back to see the fresh content, or read them for the first time:

  • Former Irish President Mary McAleese on the disappearing Irish language.
  • Support for removing Northern Ireland’s peace walls has dropped to 49 percent, compared to 58 percent in 2012.
  • Unesco wants to add the Irish sport of hurling to its list of the “world’s intangible cultural heritage.”

I’ve also updated a 2013 post on Skelling Michael with a few links about the uproar over using the heritage site in the filming of the new “Star Wars” movie.

And on the winter solstice, this image of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, from the Aran island of Inis Oírr.  Photo by Cormac Coyne, from The Irish Times.

 The aurora borealis as seen from Inis Oírr, Aran Islands. Photograph: Cormac Coyne