The Irish Evita

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Irish Evita

    Dubbed “The Irish Evita”, Eliza Lynch was the most famous woman in South America in the 19th Century being the First Lady of Paraguay from 1862 – 1870 – but she has been largely forgotten in Ireland. However, that is now set to change thanks to a new film about her life. Directed […]

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Happy Birthday dear Pariah!

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in latest | one comment

  The deafening silences you can hear today are the lack of celebrations for Robert Mugabe’s  Birthday as the  Old Boy turns 90. Like Nelson Mandela, he was a black revolutionary, a prisoner turned president who avowed racial reconciliation and became a darling of the west. Like Mandela, he lost his father around the age […]

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Pepsi Pooh

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in Food | Comments Off on Pepsi Pooh

Pepsi was originally developed as a supposed cure for a stomach ailment Dyspepsia  and like Coca Cola was originally pedalled at a time when public health and nutrition was poor, water and milk were unreliable and there was a fad for elixirs, laxatives and “stomach cures” as a way of improving health and well being. […]

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The Eagle has landed!

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on The Eagle has landed!

  Don’t forget to follow The @theskibeagle on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ http://www.skibbereeneagle.ie  Get the Swoop! Facebook https://www.facebook.com/skibbereeneagle Twitter @theskibeagle Google+ https://plus.google.com/+SkibbereenEagleOnline/posts #theeaglehaslanded

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Charlie keeps the British end up

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Charlie keeps the British end up

  Prince Charles (Aged 65¼) has a difficult gig at the best of times, keeping busy whilst waiting for One’s Mummy to pop one’s clogs. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Emir of Qatar and Belgium’s King Albert II have all stepped down for their children but no such luck for Charlie who must keep […]

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No such thing as Society, until it floods

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on No such thing as Society, until it floods

The Tory NIMBYS in “True Blue Bucks” are getting more desperate in their opposition to HS2 having predictably lost two high profile cases and having no legal options left. It is worth mentioning these expensive cases were not financed by their own well heeled money but by Council Taxpayers Money given to an unaccountable opaque […]

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UKIP free trains

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on UKIP free trains

      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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The Eagle On London

Tube Tunes

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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

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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