For St. George and Little England

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 in Britain | no responses

    Today April 23rd all manner of people urge us to celebrate St. George’s Day. A day in “honour” of an Asian from Cappadocia who died defying authority in Palestine. He sounds just like the sort of person those (step forward those self appointed English Nationalists wrongly called UKIP) who call most loudly for […]

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Driving the famous Ring of Kerry

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

If you’re planning to drive around the world famous Ring of Kerry, you will not be disappointed with your decision. The Ring of Kerry is without doubt one of the most amazing coastal routes and the wonderful thing is that it can be enjoyed even without getting out of your car, if that’s something that […]

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The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Force is with us again: The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi made its debut on Friday at Star Wars Celebration 2017. It looks as if the people at Star Wars got their money’s worth from Skellig Michael. The island off the coast of Kerry (not yet renamed Star […]

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Don Rickles final insult

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Don Rickles, one of the great comedians who insulted his audiences and liked to be heckled. He died on Thursday 90 years young. American stand-up comedian Don Rickles has died at his home in Los Angeles of kidney failure aged 90, the performer’s publicist Paul Shefrin has announced. Rickles – renowned for quick-fire […]

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Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

` It is always good to be in Skibbereen but on Sunday evening there was a spring in our step as we bounded into town for “Encore”, a musical evening by the talented West Cork Choral singers in Abbeystrewry Church. The West Cork Choral Singers made a welcome return to Abbeystrewry Church to perform works […]

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Campaigner Darcus Howe dies

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Darcus Howe one of the Mangrove Nine.  He was a brave & fearless campaigner against racism, Police violence & corruption and one of the many strong and honest voices to spring from Trinidad. His campaigning for Civil Rights frequently led him to protest against the racism and corruption of the police in their […]

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Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Waterford Greenway – a 46km off-road walking and biking trail built along the railway line officially opened today  – 50 years to the day after the last passenger train travelled the route. The Waterford Greenway is the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in the country. At the cost of €15m, the 46km project […]

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The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  In the small West Cork Town of Skibbereen they still remember how their small local paper “The Skibbereen Eagle” took on one of the world’s most powerful men who less than 20 years later, found himself out of a job. The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town in […]

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Labour’s Omnishambles

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in latest | no responses

Despite the omNICshambles Budget, Tories (up 1pt to 45%) increase lead to 19 points over Labour (down 2pts to 26%) – latest ICM for Guardian. How can Corbyn be standing up for workers when the majority of workers tell him they don’t want what he is selling? How can you stand up for Labour when […]

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Britain | no responses

  On this day in 1834 six Dorset farm labourers were sent to an Australian penal colony, but their ‘crimes’ helped change the face of employment rights for generations to come – and it all began in the small village of Tolpuddle. An average wage for a farm labourer was 10 shillings a week, but […]

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The Eagle On London

George Osborne the influence peddler

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses