Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

THE Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972 is remembered as one of the darkest and bloodiest events of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Today 30th January 2018 is the 46th Anniversary of the murder of Irish Civil Rights protesters by the British Army, determined in the mindset and brutal tradition of Colonial armies to teach the Irish protestors […]

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William Butler Yeats Remembered

Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

  On this day 79 years ago, William Butler Yeats died in the Hôtel Idéal Séjour, Menton, France. His epitaph: Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by! One of the “advantages” of being a native Dubliner is that you hail from the city which gave the world the largest number of […]

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The murmurations of West Cork

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The moment hundreds of starlings gathered together to perform a spectacular murmuration has been caught on camera. Grouping together to form different shapes, the birds could be seen flying over their roosting site before suddenly swooping to the ground for the night. Birdwatch Ireland West Cork Branch captured this incredible footage in Timoleague, Co Cork […]

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Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

The 6th January  is known as Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas in Ireland. For many people in Ireland, 6 January marks the final day of the Christmas season – when the tree and other decorations are taken down. From a Christian perspective, it marks the day the three wise men are said to have […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Now that it has been released the it is apparent that the two great stars of  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  are the late Carrie Fisher and the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland. Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence on Skellig Michael gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman […]

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Remembering Phil Lynott today

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Dublin | one comment

Today, January 4, 2018 marks 32 years since the death of one of rock’s all time great front men, Thin Lizzy’s and Ireland’s Phil Lynott. Born in West Bromwich in 1949 – but moving to Dublin to live with his grandmother Sarah at the age of four – Lynott was 15 when he joined his […]

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Countess Markievicz elected first female MP

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Today is the 99th anniversary of a remarkable happening: on 28 December 1918 the first woman MP was elected to the House of Commons. She was an Irish Woman, a nationalist,  a revolutionary, a Suffragette and a military commander and the first female minister in a Western Government. On the 28th December 1918 Constance Georgine Markievicz, […]

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Winter Solstice from Newgrange 2017

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Winter solstice is upon us.  The day – this year on Thursday 21st December – marks the shortest day of the year before the days slowly begin to draw out again. It occurs because this is when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun – specifically -23.5 degrees outwards.  While the entire […]

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Spike Islands unique Attraction

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and being pipped only by the historic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. Spike Island in Cork Harbour took second place in […]

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Star Wars on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

BECAUSE IRELAND FEATURES prominently in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the country has been going a little bit Star Wars mad in anticipation of the film’s release. The village of Portmagee, which is just off Skellig Michael, decided to temporarily rename their town to ‘Porgmagee’ until the release date of the movie (which is […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 28 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses