The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

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 | no responses

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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Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Hello 2004, it seems Ireland has short memories as FIANNA FÁIL is showing its Builders Bum again! The Party which broke the country has  defended a proposed Vat cut for builders that could cost the exchequer €240 million, saying that “real urgency” is needed to fight the housing crisis. The party’s housing spokesperson Barry Cowen […]

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Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

  On this day in 1946 Freddie Mercury, was born: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. Happy Birthday! British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with HIV/AIDS. He was 45-years-old.  Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara – Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા). He is still […]

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Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

London Underground hopes to keep people moving at King’s Cross tube station with new markings on the platform floor – but not everyone’s convinced The Tube has a new idea to keep London Underground passengers in line: painting platforms green. Last month, London Underground  laid down patches of bright green vinyl on the platform for […]

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Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This weekend, American author Chuck Kruger will enjoy one last instalment of the storytelling festival he founded on Cape Clear. The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 23rd year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year they  invite some of the most […]

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Greece 2017: Kos to Kalymnos

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

Sunrise over the strait between Kos and the Bodrum Peninsula three miles across the water, between Greece and Turkey, between Europe and Asia, between the Great cities of the Ancient World of Cos and Halincarnassus. Between the birthplaces of Hippocrates “Father of Medicine” and Herodotus “Father of History” — at Continental Palace Hotel. I was […]

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Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States and proud son of Ireland. It is being celebrated today in the United States on Memorial Day. It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy’s birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents’ home in […]

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Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Trivago woman is everywhere on The Tube. She has a blue shirt and stands to the left. She has ideal hotels. At the best prices. She wants you to know about them. But that’s not all she wants. She wants you to know that wherever you’re going, she’ll be there. Arms to the side. […]

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General Michael Collins

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  Béal na mBláth is one of the most portentous sites in Irish history. It was here 95 years ago on this day on 22 August 1922 that General Michael Collins, commander-in-chief of the Irish army was ambushed and killed. The annual commemoration takes place each year on the Sunday closest to August 22nd. He […]

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The Eagle On London

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

The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses