Southern comforts: The charms of Charleston

Isabel Conway visits the South Carolina city of Charleston, where the Irish-linked traditions are long-enduring and the history hangs heavy in the air

21st July, 2019
Charleston: a jewel of the Deep South

The late morning heat is intense and I take a breather along west Cork’s Beara Peninsula, watching a small boy race delightedly from west Donegal all the way to Belfast, before charging down the east coast as far as Wexford. No, I haven’t take leave of my senses: close to the wharf side of Charleston’s old harbour on Charlotte Street, an impressive granite map of Ireland celebrates Irish roots in the historic city and throughout...

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