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 murder of Canon Magner

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

On This Day in 1920 Rev. Canon Thomas Magner PP of Dunmanway, West Cork was shot dead by a British Auxiliary called Hart for not tolling his church bells on Armistice Day. Hart was found guilty of murder but declared insane at the time of the shooting. By 1923 he was free and he went […]

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Corbyn’s toxic Legacy

Posted on Dec 15, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Corbyn’s toxic Legacy

Corbyn’s legacy is disaster, defeat, anti-Semitism, Brexit, and the loss of the north to Labour. Labour has spent four trying very hard to unlearn lessons it learnt the hard way when the vapid wittering of Tony Benn and the Toy Bolsheviks enabled Thatcher, made Labour impotent and betrayed our supporters. Two of those lessons were […]

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Farewell Jeremy Corbyn

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Britain | Comments Off on Farewell Jeremy Corbyn

Farewell Jeremy, ’tis a pity it took so long #Corbots & #Momentum are part of the #Corbyn problem not of the solution. Under  a trusted leader like Keir Starmer or David Miliband fighting from the centre #Labour would have had a landslide. They have enabled the #Tories and #Brexit On the doorstep in this election, […]

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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

Today is the 99th Anniversary of the ambush against British Army “Auxiliaries” from Macroom at Kilmichael near Dunmanway in West Cork. One week after Bloody Sunday in 1920 when the British Army and RIC murdered 14 innocent people attending a football match, the IRA responded by carrying out an ambush at Kilmichael on the 22nd […]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

  John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated 56 years ago today while travelling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible on the 22nd November 1963. Nowhere was the sense of shock at his assassination felt more deeply than in Ireland. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s first Irish-Catholic president, was a […]

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The Eagle On London

Tube Tunes

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

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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Millicent Fawcett

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The Eagle on Ireland

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