Eye on the past

Tom Cox: From A to B

    IT WOULD be fair to say that occasionally I might pluck a topic from thin air. Not so...

Tom Cox: Eye on the past. From Ballyduff to Ballyduff

      BEFORE I embark on a cycle, I will usually consult one or other of the weather forecasting...

Thursday, 09/06/22 - 3:02pm Read More

Tom Cox: A cycle of knowledge

    RECENTLY, as I was cycling in rural Roscommon, I passed another cyclist, bidding him hello as I did...

Saturday, 07/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

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

Time To Think

Fr Paddy Byrne: As a Church, together we are stronger

            THERE has been much discussion and commentary regarding feedback from our national synod. The...

Fr Paddy Byrne: Community activist Brother Kevin … a living saint

      A SMALL number of public figures are instantly recognisable by their first name. One of them is...

Sunday, 21/08/22 - 7:30am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: God is with us every minute of every day

      A MINISTER passing through his church in the middle of the day decided to pause by the...

Sunday, 14/08/22 - 8:00am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Harvest time reminds us of God’s bounty

          TIME seems to be moving extremely quickly. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived....

Monday, 01/08/22 - 11:11am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Stay positive and never give up

      THE following contributions awaken a sense of hope and encouragement for us all and are well worth...

Sunday, 24/07/22 - 8:01am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne – Summer: a time to rest our bodies and mind

            THE month of June is a wonderful time of year … long, bright days...

Sunday, 12/06/22 - 8:07am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Anything that you have to control, controls you

          THERE are many variations to this story, but it’s quite instructive. In South America, Africa...

Sunday, 29/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

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...

Sunday, 08/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

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