More Irish than the Irish themselves

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on More Irish than the Irish themselves

Edward III had a problem in 1366, English power and influence in Ireland and the reach of the Crown was being eroded by the Anglo-Norman aristocracy and officials becoming “More Irish than the Irish themselves” in the words of a chronicler. This was the description applied to the Anglo- Norman Lords who controlled English occupied […]

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Dublin’s Saint Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin’s Saint Valentine

  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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West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

WEST Cork Choral Singers performed in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall in January as part of a ‘choir of distinction.’ The choir – which features between 40 and 50 men and women from the locality, as well as eight different nationalities who have made West Cork their home – joined choirs from 14 other countries […]

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Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Remembering today Ann Lovett, the 15 year old who died while giving birth to her son in the Granard Town grotto on this day 34 years ago. This tragedy embodies what a cold, cruel place Ireland was for single mothers and women who faced crisis pregnancies in the 1980s. No flowers are laid at the […]

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Sunday Bloody Sunday

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 | Comments Off on William Butler Yeats Remembered

  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 | Comments Off on The murmurations of West Cork

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 | Comments Off on Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas

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 | 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 | Comments Off on Remembering Phil Lynott today

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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Good old Guy Fawkes!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Good old Guy Fawkes!

Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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In Darkest Midwinter

Posted on Dec 22, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on In Darkest Midwinter

The murder of Canon Magner

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The murder of Canon Magner

The Boys of Kilmichael

Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Boys of Kilmichael

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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