The real Saint Patrick

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The real Saint Patrick

Today Sunday March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observed 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 of […]

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Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Irish Consent

A series of protests over sexual consent have been taking place in Ireland, a week after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in Cork. In the trial, the defence lawyer told the jury: “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.” The […]

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The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Poppy stands for Peace

  Today we mark 100 years since the end of the brutal and meaningless slaughter of World War 1 set in motion by Imperialist Buffoons and brought to an end not on the battlefield but by an uprising of German Socialists, Workers and Soldiers. 104  years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World […]

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Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Skibbereen’s  Gary and Paul O’Donovan are Champions of the World. The Skibbereen duo reproduced the best of their Olympic form to win the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is the first time that an Irish boat has ever won world championship gold in an Olympic event. The O’Donovans […]

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Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

The number of British nationals applying to become Irish citizens has grown massively in the wake of the Brexit referendum as Ireland welcomed 450 new citizens in a ceremony at the National Concert Hall today. Britons who qualify through Irish heritage have already been applying for passports in large numbers. Now, statistics from the Irish […]

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Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | Comments Off on Wish you were here at Heuston Station

This is the moment a crowd at Dublin’s Heuston railway station broke into song for World Suicide Prevention Day  – and it’ll bring a tear to your eye. Train passengers at Heuston station were stopped in their tracks as an unexpected sight greeted them – dozens of people breaking into a heartening rendition of Pink […]

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Cork the Real Ireland

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Cork the Real Ireland

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland in Cork City on our doorstep.  Since moving to West Cork I have got to know and love Cork City. Love it for its human scale, dynamic youth culture, independent retailers, great bars, theatre and music. Situated on islands […]

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George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

George Stokes  was born on this day in Sligo in 1819. The Irish physicist and mathematician was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University from 1849 until his death in 1903.  George Gabriel Stokes is one of three great mathematicians associated with Ireland in the 19th century. If Boole translated classical logic into algebra, while […]

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Dan Breen: The shadowy Gunman

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Dan Breen: The shadowy Gunman

One of the most famous fighters in the fight for Irish freedom, Dan Breen was born on this day in Grange, Donohill, Co Tipperary. He was an iconic IRA figure in both the War of Independence and also the Civil War. On 21st January 1919 under the leadership of Séamus Robinson his unit launched an […]

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GAA needs to up its Game

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on GAA needs to up its Game

Organisers of the Liam Miller charity match have been  refused permission to host the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. A host of former Manchester United, Celtic, and Republic of Ireland stars are set to play the tribute match in aid of the family of the late Corkman at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday, September 25. The […]

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The Eagle On London

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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The Eagle on Ireland

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A Journey Towards the Somme

Posted on Nov 10, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on A Journey Towards the Somme

The Gaybo Years

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Gaybo Years

Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!