Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

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 | 2 comments

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 | Comments Off on Countess Markievicz elected first female MP

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 | Comments Off on Winter Solstice from Newgrange 2017

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 | Comments Off on Spike Islands unique Attraction

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 | Comments Off on Star Wars on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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 Burning of Cork

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Ireland | 53 comments

On the 10th December 1920 Martial Law was declared in 4 Irish counties including  Cork.  The next night carnage ensued including the burning of the City Hall and on 11/12 December of Cork City Centre as part of a campaign of terrorism by British Forces, Black & Tans, Auxiliaries and regular Army Forces. The War […]

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The DUP have taken back control – of UK’s future

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Britain | 2 comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was “both surprised and disappointed” after Brexit talks on the Northern Ireland border failed to reach a deal today. A Brexit deal to solve the ‘Irish question’ was done until a last minute intervention from the DUP, the Irish Government has confirmed. Hopes were high that the UK would sign […]

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Dunmanway Christmas Market

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Ireland | 2 comments

  Excitement is mounting in Dunmanway, the warm hearted centre of West Cork and Hometown of Sam Maguire, ahead of its Christmas Market this Thursday from 3 till 7 in the closed off Market Square. The Christmas Market in Dunmanway is brought to you by Dunmanway Chamber Of Commerce and will be in Dunmanway Town […]

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Dublin – One of the Best of the World

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Dublin – One of the Best of the World

Dublin has been named one of the National Geographic’s ‘Best of the World’ 2018. National Geographic Traveler magazine revealed its annual list of the 21 ‘must-see’ destinations to visit in the year ahead in their latest issue. The selection process included nominations from the publication’s worldwide network of writers, editors and explorers. In the feature, […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!