King’s Cross Tube Disaster

Posted on Nov 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

There was a very moving wreath laying and Service of Remembrance today to mark the 30th anniversary of King’s Cross fire and the death of 31 people. Relatives of those killed in the King’s Cross fire have took part in an emotional service to mark 30 years since the devastating blaze. Survivors and emergency services […]

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Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

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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The Peace Poppy

Posted on Nov 11, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Today we mark 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. 103  years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on […]

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Good old Guy Fawkes

Posted on Nov 5, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  Today we mark the anniversary of two significant events in British history. A day when some crazed ideologues, led by a deranged individual, entered the Houses of Parliament determined to do great damage to our nation. Still, enough about John Major and the Railways Act 1993. Also today Britain joyously celebrates the sectarian evisceration […]

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Dunmanway Business Breakfast

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

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 | no responses

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 | no responses

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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Ada Lovelace Day

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  Today 11th October is Ada Lovelace Day in honour of the pioneering mathematician, first female computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron. Ada’s life and achievements are now marked across the globe as Ada Lovelace Day in celebration of this gifted young Victorian woman. When your father has been famously described by one of […]

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

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

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 | no responses

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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The Eagle On London

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses