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Ag Athcruthú an Taithí Gaeilge

Emer Breathnach – Príomheagarthóir.  “An rud is giorradh don chroí, ‘sé is giorradh don bhéal.”     Tráth dá raibh, agus mé i mbun na hArdteiste, tuigtear dom don chéad uair gurb í an Ghaeilge mo theanga dhúchais. Chuir an tuiscint sin gliondar ar mo chroí. Dhá bhliain bheag roimhe, ní raibh ach cúpla focal agam […]

‘Níl Teora ins an Gaisce atá Ionat’

  In omós do laoch Chorcaí agus seoid i gcoróin na hÉireann   Tháinig scamall anuas ar mhuintir Chorcaí agus ar dhomhain an Chumann Lúthchleas Gael le fógairt bháis Éamonn Uí Riain (Ryan), iar-phríomhoide Scoil Náisiúnta Cnocán na Biolraí, iar-Oifeagach Forbartha an CLG anseo i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh, agus, sa ról inar bhain sé […]

Ráflaí Cois Laoi

Plean Ceart Teangan le Fógairt Inniu   “Is coincheap é an t-am. Rud a chiallaíonn gur féidir linn neamhshuim a dhéanamh ar an nGaoluinn go dtí 2121. Hah!” – Urlabhraí ón Rialtas, faid is a bhí an t-iriseoir seo ag plubaireacht isteach ina cóip féin de Ghraiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí.   Rialacha Nua Scrúduithe […]

Comhrá le Bríd Browne ó Bandwagons

Le Holly Buckley   Tá sá in am léim ar bord na Bandwagons!    Is mór an onóir dom a fháil agallamh le Bríd Browne. Is podchraoltóir, léiritheoir teilifíse agus Gaeilgoir dílis as Loch Garman í. Tá aithne uirthi mar leath amháin an phodchraoladh íocónach pop cultúrtha darb ainm Bandwagons, a óstáil sí le Fionnuala Jones. Mura […]

The Resonance of Sara Baume’s Handiwork During Lockdown

by James Kemmy  James Kemmy reviews a story of loneliness, grief, and the frustration of the creative process. The “glorious, crushing, ridiculous” repetition of daily life is documented profoundly in ‘Handiwork’, Sara Baume’s third book and non-fiction debut. The West Cork writer’s latest release is essentially a portrait of the everyday experiences of an artist, […]

Performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports and our personal lives

by Conor Daly   Performance-enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids are the long-standing euphemisms used to describe cheating in elite sport. This phenomenon used to be exclusive to elite athletes, but is now filtering through every social strata, and most worryingly, to teenagers. Current Affairs Staff Writer Conor Daly reports.    Sports science and nutrition have […]

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This month, Motley exams drug use through the lens of poetry. Amano Miura presents a beautifully crafted pensive poem.    prescription   “Is it doing anything for ya?”  Well, I’m not sure to be frank.  Though my dreams are more  like VR now   a nightly heart attack.  “You won’t get hooked now will ya?”  Well, my […]

CBD in Skincare

  By Kaia Purcell   Deputy Fashion Editor Kaia Purcell gives us her top tips on how to integrate CBD oil as a powerful addition to our skincare regimen.   Cannabidiol (a.k.a CBD) has taken the skincare industry by storm in recent times with a steady flow of new products containing the hottest ingredient of […]

A Thousand Tricks

This month, Motley presents a series examining drugs through the lens of poetry. Second in this series is Sinead Mckweon’s thoughtful examination on excess. This is ‘A Thousand Tricks’. A Thousand Tricks    We look into the mirror of carnival tricks  Drink, Drugs, Beauty  We hide, we waste and we cover  our fears and our […]