Archbishop Ussher and the age of the Earth

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Ireland | 13 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 Great Circle Line Journey

Posted on Jan 10, 2008 in latest | 6 comments

Off we go! Saturday 10th June 1863 – actually a test run with VIP’s in August 1862 and the working railway never operated with open cars Baker Street Circle Line Platforms – The vents were to dissipate steam from the locomotives Circle Line Steam Locomotive One of the world’s Great Rail Journeys begins on Platform 16 at […]

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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 | 788 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

Irish Consent

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Ireland | 30 comments

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Poppy stands for Peace

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | 4 comments