In the 24 August Irish World



Derry’s All-Ireland fleadh – the first to be held in Northern Ireland – was an unqualified success with over 400,000 people taking part during the week. In stark contrast to the al too familiar August news images of the of riots and petrol bombs as Unionist and Nationalist musicians, artists and performers joined together. Pictures and reports

Actor Robert Sheehan – a hit with UK audiences for his portrayl of a Dublin gangster in the RTE series Love/Hate and who has just made his hollywood debut in the teen-friendly fantasy Mortal Instruments –¬†talks about how he and the rest of the team behind the controversial Dublin gangland drama tried to make it honest.

As the A-Level and Leaving Cerificate results comeout and UCAS and CAO offer college places Shelley Marsden and David Hennessy weigh up the options of going to university in the UK or Ireland.

Win a trip to the All-ireland football final – match tickets, flight and hotel.

An emerging singer-songwriter tells Shelley Marsden about performing to keep a roof over his head after a bad accident

Singer Gemma Hayes tells David Hennessy talks about enlisting her fans for help in producing her new album.

Shelley Marsden looks at the silent killer that is ovarian cancer, what to look out for and how to survive it.

The Ballymore Country & Irish festival made a quiet comeback this month, to the delight of fans who saw Ireland’s biggest country stars – old and new – share a stage. Mary Behan was there.

IN SPORT Ipswich’s new signing from Celtic, Daryl Murphy, talks to Damian Dolan

Simon Clifford on racing, Tomas Mulcahy on Clare’s masterful huring victory and their upcoming All-Ireland clash with Cork

London football manager Paul Coggins on how he plans to enter 2013/14 on the back of this year’s successes and setbacks



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