The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This September sees the inaugural Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif take place. There is considerable excitement building  in Kinsale, West Cork the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and of Cycle Sportif which will kick off there next Wednesday 13th September.  So take your bicycle and head out west to embark upon 17-stages of twisting […]

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Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is a celebration of all that is wonderful about West Cork.  The food, the landscape, the seascape, the history, the  culture, the art and craft and the people. A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, kicks off on Friday, September 8 and runs until Sunday, September 17. The […]

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Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Hello 2004, it seems Ireland has short memories as FIANNA FÁIL is showing its Builders Bum again! The Party which broke the country has  defended a proposed Vat cut for builders that could cost the exchequer €240 million, saying that “real urgency” is needed to fight the housing crisis. The party’s housing spokesperson Barry Cowen […]

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Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This weekend, American author Chuck Kruger will enjoy one last instalment of the storytelling festival he founded on Cape Clear. The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 23rd year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year they  invite some of the most […]

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Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States and proud son of Ireland. It is being celebrated today in the United States on Memorial Day. It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy’s birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents’ home in […]

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General Michael Collins

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  Béal na mBláth is one of the most portentous sites in Irish history. It was here 95 years ago on this day on 22 August 1922 that General Michael Collins, commander-in-chief of the Irish army was ambushed and killed. The annual commemoration takes place each year on the Sunday closest to August 22nd. He […]

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Get your kicks on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Wild Atlantic Way has been named as one of the world’s ultimate road trips. The route is listed in the Lonely Planet’s ’50 Epic Drives of the World’. It joins the ranks of iconic roads such as Route 66 in the US, Australia’s Great Ocean Drive and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road. The route, […]

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Free the All American Murderers?

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

A “disgusting” online fundraiser for murderers Molly and Thomas Martens has sparked a furious backlash. Ms Martens and her father were convicted on Wednesday of the second degree murder of her husband, Irish businessman Jason Corbett. The fundraiser has a $300,000 target but has so far collected less than $7,000. Davidson County Court, North Carolina, […]

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Kevin Myers Foot and Mouth Disease

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Ireland | one comment

I had the misfortune to buy the Irish edition of the Sunday Times today. It contained no property section (“Golly gosh, they have fled the nest and we are left with an unheatable, unmaintainable pile we want somebody else to pay millions for!!”) but did contain another appalling article by Ireland’s worst Pub Bore. Seeking […]

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Irish War Hero Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Posted on Jul 30, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Prince Harry formally named a new medical centre in Britain in honour of Irish Second World War hero Dr Aidan MacCarthy. Born in Castletownbere, West Cork in 1913, Aidan MacCarthy graduated in medicine from University College Cork before travelling to London in 1938 in search of adventure and work  – a year before Britain declared […]

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The Eagle On London

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses