Nicola Benedetti is one of those rare musicians who seem to have it all. Winner of the prestigious Classic Brits Awards 2012, the Scottish-born violinist is widely admired by fellow musicians and by a myriad of fans. I caught up with Nicola as she made a visit to London in between international visits. Sacrifices “My father is Italian and my...

‘Were You at the Rock’: the History of Mass Rocks in Ireland by Tony Nugent (The Liffey Press, €10.95)The Mass Rocks of Killybegs: Ten Pilgrimages to Sacred Places in Killybegs Summer 2013 by the Killybegs Mass Rocks Committee (Killybegs Parish Office, €15.00 + p&p;  tel.:  00353 (0)74 9731013)It is by one of...

Most people want to be organised, hard-working and in a good mood.  But usually thatís easier said than done. Now, a popular app, named 'Lift', is helping users keep their personal goals in check.  It was developed in San Francisco to help users record their progress, while at the same time being encouraged by others who are...

They used to say Walt Disney was the luckiest producer in Hollywood because if he didn't like a character he could just tear him up. Now, of course, that's all changed, changed utterly. (With today's technology he'd probably press the Delete key).Animated films tended to be made for children in Disney's time. These...

J. Anthony GaughanThe prospect of the millennial anniversary of the battle of Clontarf has already prompted a number of publications.  Among these are Brian Boru: Ireland’s greatest king? by Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Brian Boru: king of Ireland by Roger Chatterton Newman and The battle of Clontarf, Good Friday 1014 by Darren McGettigan....

Pope Francis has encouraged the faithful give the Church a digital presence and to use social media to promote the Gospel.Addressing a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications recently, the Pope insisted that the use of social media is crucial to connecting with people who are in some way disappointed in Christianity....

What have the late Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, the Cistercian monks of Holy Cross in Vienna and the Benedictine Nuns of Avignon in common Each has been recorded by the Decca label, one of the giants of the recording industry.  Each also became a best- seller. Now a Franciscan friar is about to join that august group with the...

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