Eye on the past

Tom Cox: A cycle of knowledge

    RECENTLY, as I was cycling in rural Roscommon, I passed another cyclist, bidding him hello as I did so. I surmised he was probably local to the area and, not being garbed in any kind of cycling attire,...

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Tom Cox’s Eye on the Past will put a ‘Spring’ in your step

        |     Here’s one I made earlier! Tom Cox with his St Brigid’s Cross IT’S...

Saturday, 05/02/22 - 10:30am Read More

Tom Cox writes about: The winds of change

      A LITTLE over a week ago, we were spending some time in my native Roscommon. In a...

Sunday, 07/11/21 - 2:28pm Read More

Tom Cox: The Dunnes of Brittas

              AS any regular reader of this column will know, from time to time...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 12:37pm Read More

Boys from every barony

        LAST month, I left you with a poser on the number of townlands I pass through...

Saturday, 08/05/21 - 12:36pm Read More

Tom Cox: Eye on the past

    Did you know there are 1,111 townlands in Co Laois, according to the townlands.ie website. In his monthly column,...

Monday, 05/04/21 - 1:26pm Read More

Tom Cox is ‘Digging in the garden’

  I LEFT you last month promising to do a bit of digging in the garden. The garden in question...

Saturday, 07/11/20 - 4:00pm Read More

Tom Cox: An Eye on the past

My bicycle pumps Pump opposite St Brigid’s National School building. YOU may wonder how I dream up the subject matter...

Saturday, 01/08/20 - 12:38pm Read More

Tom Cox: Eye on the Past

The humble spud Tom Cox happily digging-up his first crop of new potatoes LAST week, I had a brief dalliance...

Sunday, 05/07/20 - 12:17pm Read More

Seeing the light

LAST week, I was on my way to Dublin airport on the happy errand of collecting our youngest and her...

Thursday, 23/04/15 - 11:10am Read More

Time To Think

Fr Paddy Byrne: Silence is often the best form of prayer

  IT’S good to think of prayer, not just as saying prayers or speaking to God but as listening to God; not just as words but as silence; not just the head but the heart; not just what we do...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: There is no recession in the Lord’s love

          EASTER is a time of hope and new life, an opportunity to begin again in...

Sunday, 17/04/22 - 10:25am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Make time to share a meal this Easter

    THIS is Holy Week, a sacred time when, through ritual and symbolism, we remember and give thanks for...

Sunday, 10/04/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think. The danger of keeping silent

            THE number of priests and members of religious orders in Ireland has dropped by...

Sunday, 03/04/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: The Little Flower … a powerful saint

      ST THÉRÈSE of Lisieux (1873-1897) was a French Catholic who became a Carmelite nun at an early...

Sunday, 20/03/22 - 11:20am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: King’s famous letter encapsulated God’s dream

    IN 1960, Martin Luther King was imprisoned after leading a civil rights march. His dream seemed a long...

Sunday, 06/03/22 - 2:53pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Make the most of this Lenten season

          SAINT Basil, known as The Great, was a fourth-century bishop of the Eastern Church who...

Sunday, 27/02/22 - 9:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: It’s better to do something, than nothing at all

            IN the Bible, the Virgin Mary was named Stella Maris, which means star of...

Sunday, 20/02/22 - 10:01am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Slow down, you’re going too fast

  MOST of us live rushed lives, dashing from one thing to another. One consequence is that we live on...

Sunday, 13/02/22 - 9:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Change must come in the wake of Ashling’s death

    THE recent tragic death of Ashling Murphy has left a deep sense of vulnerability and pain in the...

Sunday, 23/01/22 - 9:54am Read More