Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

A stunning new TV series is charting one of the world’s most breathtaking but rarely explored coastlines, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Award-winning wildlife cameraman, Colin Stafford-Johnson, takes viewers on a spectacular journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic seaboard – from the air, on land and from beneath the waves, from the Skellig Rocks to the Sea […]

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Dunmanway Business Breakfast

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Ireland | 2 comments

Dunmanway’s Business Breakfast hosted by its go ahead Chamber of Commerce was well attended by the local business community who are supporting the Chamber in putting Dunmanway where it is on the map, at the centre of that wonderful place called West Cork. There was an excellent attendance from Dunmanway businesses’ at the Chamber of […]

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Kevin Barry was hanged on this day

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Kevin Barry was hanged on this day

Kevin Barry was hanged on this day 1920 in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison.   Barry was sentenced to death for his part in an IRA raid in Dublin which had gone terribly wrong and resulted in a gunfight with British soldiers in which three soldiers were killed. In the weeks since then he had been tortured […]

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Halloween and those Irish Pagans

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Ireland | one comment

As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Ireland’s West Coast

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in Ireland | 2 comments

Judging by the extended teaser which has just been released the two 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 who shows […]

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Ireland’s Che Guevara

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ireland’s Che Guevara

50 years ago today, Che Guevara was murdered by Bolivian soldiers in the presence of CIA operatives. One CIA agent at the time commented that: “There was no person more feared by the company (CIA) than Che Guevara because he had the capacity and charisma necessary to direct the struggle against the political repression of […]

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Dublin in 2050

Posted on Oct 7, 2017 in Dublin | Comments Off on Dublin in 2050

Is this what Dublin will look like in 2050 or has somebody been jet lagged in Dubai? The one thing we definitely know about future spotting is we normally get it wrong. Remember when Back to the Future predicted we’d have flying cars by October 21, 2015? That was awkward. Now, one business group have […]

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A Ryanair Tale

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on A Ryanair Tale

Ryanair has been humbled as an overstretched, undermanaged airline as it has become a byword for chaos by cancelling thousands of flights, then many thousands more as the normally indolent and complicit CAA explodes with rage at the airline’s handling of Passenger Rights under EU Law. Ryanair has apologised to 800,000 passengers for cancelling their […]

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The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

This September sees the inaugural Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif take place. There is considerable excitement building  in Kinsale, West Cork the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and of Cycle Sportif which will kick off there next Wednesday 13th September.  So take your bicycle and head out west to embark upon 17-stages of twisting […]

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Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | Comments Off on Taste of West Cork 2017

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is a celebration of all that is wonderful about West Cork.  The food, the landscape, the seascape, the history, the  culture, the art and craft and the people. A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, kicks off on Friday, September 8 and runs until Sunday, September 17. The […]

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