Stand up for St. Paddy

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on Stand up for St. Paddy

The Eagle is not normally a promoter of Saints but it is time to Stand up for St. Patrick even though he was a Brit! Behind the drinks industry sponsored excesses and politicians climbing on the original Green bandwagon there is a serious argument in favour of St. Patrick on a number of counts – […]

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Who cut the mustard?

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Food | Comments Off on Who cut the mustard?

The Eagle is not given to conspiracy theories but how do you explain the absence of everybody’s favourite condiment, mustard,  in popular catering outlets? After frustrated months asking for mustard in Marks & Spencer, Prêt à Manger, Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero, Starbucks, Greggs, McDonalds and more I have concluded that we are victims of a […]

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Keeping an Eye on Czar Vlad in Crimea

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Keeping an Eye on Czar Vlad in Crimea

The Skibbereen Eagle has been keeping its beady Eye on Czar Vlad Putin and his nefarious works in the Ukraine. Just as it is said by the Jesuits, once a Jesuit always a Jesuit many say once a KGB man always a KGB man. The Eagle is no fan of Vladimir Putin, who is a […]

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Thoughts on Chairman Bob

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Thoughts on Chairman Bob

Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union leader Bob Crow has died at the age of 52. He was rushed to Whipps Cross hospital in Leytonstone, east London, by ambulance early this morning after suffering an aneurysm and massive heart attack. The controversial RMT boss, who lived in Woodford Green, East London, leaves a partner, Nicola […]

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Food for Paddy’s Day

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Food | 2 comments

With only seven days to go to the holiday of Ireland’s Patron Saint it is time to think of survival strategies. Whilst Guinness is not compulsory the day generally begins with a Full Irish Breakfast with bacon, sausages, eggs, potato Farls, or the famous Boxty, (Irish griddle cakes) to get you started. Add a few […]

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She Moved Through the Fair

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on She Moved Through the Fair

The most haunting songs and poems are on the subject of unrequited love. A sense of loss appears to be the sense which resides deepest in our memory, be it for a love lost, a country from which we are exiled or a person who has passed on. Think of Pablo Neruda’s “Tonight I can […]

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From Abbey Road to Luggala

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on From Abbey Road to Luggala

Few people are aware of the connection between The Beatles, their famous Abbey Road Album and a fairy-tale Gingerbread Gothic house called Luggala which stands untroubled by neighbours on its own lake deep in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin, Ireland. Nor are they aware that this beautiful and lonely setting holds the secret […]

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Euston we have a problem

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Architecture | Comments Off on Euston we have a problem

  The Eagle has long supported the campaign to rebuild the Euston Arch as part of the reconstruction of Euston Station, the first great gateway station to London on the line built by Robert Stephenson, the “Father of the Railway” whose statue is in front of the station. The demolition of the Euston Arch along […]

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Elvis beats the LibDems!

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

The FibDems got beaten by ‘Bus-pass Elvis” in last night’s council by-elections in Clifton North, Nottingham City Council, which was won by the Labour Party candidate, Patricia Ferguson. Nick Clegg was left feeling all shook up after seeing the Lib Dems beaten by the Bus Pass Elvis Party in a council by-election. The deputy prime […]

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Skibbereen witness to The Great Famine

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen witness to The Great Famine

  Here is an extract from a contemporary account with sketches by James Mahony of the Famine in Skibbereen published in the Illustrated London News February 13, 1847 THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. [Feb. 13, 1847. SKETCHES IN THE WEST OF IRELAND. — BY MR. JAMES MAHONY. “The accounts from the Irish provincial papers continue to […]

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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

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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

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