Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Waterford Greenway – a 46km off-road walking and biking trail built along the railway line officially opened today  – 50 years to the day after the last passenger train travelled the route. The Waterford Greenway is the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in the country. At the cost of €15m, the 46km project […]

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The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  In the small West Cork Town of Skibbereen they still remember how their small local paper “The Skibbereen Eagle” took on one of the world’s most powerful men who less than 20 years later, found himself out of a job. The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town in […]

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Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

On Friday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe will observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. But aside from drinking a lot […]

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The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The unPresidential Donald the Unready appears not to have the luck of the Irish on his side having wound up the Green and Friendly People in the run up to their National Festival of St. Patrick’s Day. Not only has he put a four leaf clover rather than a Shamrock  on the back of his […]

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Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

The locals of the Dublin neighbourhood of Phibsborough have made their voices heard with regards to the potential opening of an adult store in the area, named ‘Ride Me Sideways’. This is a big change from the Phibsborough I knew where the two most exciting things were the raucous Saturday afternoon matinees at the Bohemian […]

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Ireland of the Begrudgers

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

A blogger from Kerry has created a cartoon image to reflect the abuse and racism that she experiences on a daily basis. And that led to some strange reactions from people who have developed an insular and unwarranted sense of superiority. Úna-Minh Caomhánach (Una Kavanagh) was born in Vietnam and was adopted by a woman […]

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Life is a beach in Ireland

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The South West is home to six of the top ten beaches in Ireland according to TripAdvisor, who revealed their annual travellers’ choice list of the best beaches by country, by region and in the world overall this week. As tomorrow is the first day of Spring it is natural that we are looking forward […]

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St Valentine of Dublin

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

  As we approach the annual soppy snogfest of St. Valentine’s Day you might be surprised to hear that Saint Valentine is yet another romantic Dubliner! There have been many famous Dubliner’s but as we approach St. Valentine’s Day you may be surprised to hear the good saint is among the illustrious group! The saint […]

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The sound and the Furey

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Finbar Furey and Christy Dignam have received a great deal of praise, following their stunning duet of the song Green Fields of France on the Late Late Show last night. The pair were on the show to celebrate Furey’s 70th birthday, and were joined by Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, musician Sharon Shannon and actor Patrick […]

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Embrace Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  Today is “Blue Monday” but the start of the year is not depressing for those of us fortunate enough to live along Ireland’s iconic Wild Atlantic Way – one of the great tourism marketing success stories. Irish band Walking on Cars have provided the soundtrack to a new Wild Atlantic Way video, and it […]

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The Eagle On London

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

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Britain’s rudest address?

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

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Apple ringtone on the Tube

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The Eagle on Ireland

The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Stand up for the real St. Patrick

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Luck of The Donald

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Ride me Sideways in Phibsborough