Asterix the Gaul Lives

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in latest | Comments Off on Asterix the Gaul Lives

Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny’s illustrations and stories of Asterix the Gaul are just the best books ever written and illustrated, works of genius. More than that they tell the real story of brave Celtic people resisting Julius Caesar and Roman Imperialism motivated by greed. The Gallic wars are estimated to have killed a quarter […]

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A different St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Ireland | Comments Off on A different St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday March 17 will be the strangest St. Patrick’s Day by an Irish mile as the Coronavirus Pandemic means Parades and festivities are cancelled and even in Ireland pubs are closed, as they used to be in the past on this day. Still we will prevail and  the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in latest | Comments Off on Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This landmark anniversary sets the theme for HMD 2020: Stand Together. “Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.” […]

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Happy Chinese New Year

Posted on Jan 26, 2020 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Chinese New Year

  Happy Chinese New Year 2020 – This weekend, the Year of the Rat begins. January 25 is the Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year. It marks the beginning of the lunisolar Chinese calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon and the sun’s longitude, and has been in use since the […]

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Burns Night

Posted on Jan 25, 2020 in Food | Comments Off on Burns Night

  Burns Night is an annual tribute to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. It was originally organised by his close friends and family after he died as a memorial, but it is now a country wide event that people hold themselves, with traditional Scottish food, music and Burn’s works. Burns night falls on January 25th […]

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The Wren, the Wren!

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Wren, the Wren!

Lá an Dreolín atá ann in Éireann inniú – Today is St Stephen’s Day in Ireland, when the Wren Boys will be out honouring the ‘King of all Birds’. The tradition consists of “hunting” a fake wren and putting it on top of a decorated pole. Then the crowds of mummers, or strawboys, celebrate the […]

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Happy Saturnalia!

Posted on Dec 25, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Saturnalia!

  Happy Saturnalia 2019. The 17th December was the Feast of Saturnalia, a true celebration within the depths of mid-winter. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. Saturnalia is the Roman agricultural festival […]

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In Darkest Midwinter

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

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The day – this year on Sunday 22nd December – marks the shortest day of 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 […]

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Remembering Kirsty MacColl

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Remembering Kirsty MacColl

  “When you go, let me dream that I go with you” It is 19 years on this day that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She was killed by a speedboat owned by one of Mexico’s richest men, Guillermo González Nova. What has happened since shows that […]

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Corbynism is Dead.

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Corbynism is Dead.

I don’t for one moment doubt the passion and commitment of the diverse group of Labour supporters but bottom line is Labour losing four General Elections in a row and 8 of the last 11 GE’s does nothing to protect the NHS and nothing to protect working people. I strongly believe nobody has ever “won […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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

Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Karl Marx

The Eagle on Ireland

The Wren, the Wren!

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Wren, the Wren!

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