Long time no see DC-3

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

DUBLIN Airport went back in time today as the Douglas DC-3 took to the skies again. The aircraft was flown by Aer Lingus during the 1940s and 1950s but was back on display again today to promote the Bray Air Show this weekend. As per tradition, the aircraft named after a saint – St Gall […]

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Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland Cork City is on our doorstep. Situated on islands on the River Lee, sheltered by surrounding slopes it is a place of charm, vitality and culture at the head of the largest natural harbour in Europe. With a young […]

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Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

How lovely it was on a beautiful West Cork day to return to Bantry House after an absence of 40 years. When I was there before there was a great question mark over its survival, the two wings were derelict the main part of the house was in poor condition with the roof leaking. Still […]

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May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Wild Atlantic Way has achieved a “major coup” as a new, behind-the-scenes teaser video for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has been released with stunning footage of the west coast of Ireland. Filled with action shots and outtakes, the video features magnificent scenery from Skellig Michael and the Wild Atlantic Way. The trailer was […]

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Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

On this day 90 years ago in Dublin a most remarkable women died, a Revolutionary, a Suffragette and a military commander, the First Female Member of Parliament and the first female minister in a Western Government. On the 16th December 1918 Constance Georgine Markievicz, Countess Markievicz, was declared elected to the British House of Commons as […]

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The Glorious Orange Walk

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

    As Theresa May’s new “Best Friends” in the DUP (cheap at any price) prepare to march this weekend to celebrate their “culture” the world got a foretaste of these forward looking traditions at the Orange Walk in Glasgow on the 1st July. Read on, curious reader as to why the 12th July happens […]

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Dunmanway Show

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

I was delighted to join my neighbours at the Dunmanway Agricultural Society Show at the historic Ballabuidhe Racecourse last weekend. In an agricultural community these wonderful events are the glue which hold the community together and give it a real sense of identity. The Dunmanway Show is renowned as one of the highlights on the […]

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Dunmanway’s Bells for Sam Maguire

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Dunmanway is at the very centre of West Cork and it is a very warm hearted centre with an active community life. Its most famous son is Sam Maguire a Protestant Nationalist and GAA Sportsman who was born and died in Dunmanway and is buried in the venerable Church of Ireland churchyard of St. Mary’s […]

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Happy Bloomsday 2017

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Dublin | no responses

  Bloomsday, the day named after Leopold Bloom, the dapper central character in Ulysses, is being celebrated in James Joyce’s hometown of Dublin on Friday 16th June 2017. That is the day in which Bloom took his meandering stroll through Dublin city in the literary classic, which is set on one day, June 16, 1904. […]

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Dunmanway’s great new Pool Complex

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Today was something of a red letter day in Dunmanway as the town’s new state of the art €5 million pool complex was officially opened after many years of campaigning and many delays. The new state of the art swimming pool officially opened today in Dunmanway by Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

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Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses