When my father told me that they used to ceili every night, I had images of people dancing to likes of the Kilefenora or McElroy ceili bands. The truth is that his day ceili described the informal visiting that was common in all rural parts of Ireland before mass media. Something the McCools in Co Armagh practise to this day.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty