UKIP free trains

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | one comment

      As an extension of Quiet Zones on trains it is good to see Train Companies providing UKIP free carriages for commuters who have to deal with reality. There are few more dismal sights for law abiding citizens of our diverse and colourful country to realise they are trapped on a train opposite […]

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Get the Swoop!

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Get the Swoop!

The Skibbereen Eagle is soaring – get the Swoop!

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Västerås, Sweden

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Västerås, Sweden

  A visit to Sweden in bleak mid-winter to see a dear old friend who is ill could have been a equally bleak affair with temperatures of -20 but as always was enlivened by the wonderful hospitality of our friends and the unique Swedish way of embracing life and looking to the future with optimism. […]

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Cork, twinned with Atlantis

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 in Ireland | 2 comments

  The Eagle has been keeping its famous Eye on the watery goings on in Skibbereen’s nearest big city, The Capital of the South, Cork. This is a city on, and of late frequently in  the River Lee.  During the boom years of the Celtic Tiger there were only two truths in Ireland: One there […]

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Mad Mary from An Lár

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 in Ireland | 4 comments

  Dublin City Centre has never lacked for Street Characters such as Johnny Fortycoats and Bang Bang who used to prowl O’Connell Street in my youth or An Lár as it is nicknamed by Dubliners from the destination boards on city buses. . A later addition was the woefully evangelistic ‘Mad Mary’, a beloved Dublin […]

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What this chimp does will melt your heart

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

Wounda a female chimpanzee has been reintroduced in the wild on the island of Tchindzoulou after staying at Tchimpounga sanctuary where she was rescued by the Jane Goodall Institute in the Congo. Credits: Institut Jane Goodall France Source: Support the cause of wildlife conservation at; 

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Archbishop Ussher and the age of the Earth

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Ireland | 12 comments

According to Archbishop Ussher the world was 6017 years old yesterday which is as good an introduction as any to my townsman who was one of the 17th Century’s most influential churchmen and intellectuals. James Ussher (1581-1656) was a Dubliner, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin who […]

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Agios Nektarios, Kos

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 in latest | 5 comments

    We have been going to the Greek Dodecanese Islands of Kos and Kalymnos since 1999 and in that time we are fortunate to have met people on the islands we count as friends and to have an insight into the real life of the Dodecanese Islands. So we are very fortunate that our […]

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A Lunch in Marrakech

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 in Food | Comments Off on A Lunch in Marrakech

Returning to the amazing city of Marrakech since our first trip 3 ½ years ago we stayed in the splendid Club Sangho in the Palmeraie, the oasis of 150,000 palm trees north east of the Medina or walled City. This was a bit like Walt Disney does Morocco with the swimming pool pure Bedrock from […]

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Around Kos Town

Posted on Sep 16, 2009 in latest | Comments Off on Around Kos Town

When it comes to Greek Islands there is much to choose from and the different areas have their own distinct character. So overall there is much to explore and it is best to make up your own mind between the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades (The “Circle” around Dilos), the Sporades (the “Scattered”), and the Saronic […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Millicent Fawcett

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 765 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!