Mad Mary from An Lár

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 in Ireland | 3 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 | one comment

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 | one comment

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 | one comment

    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 | 4 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

Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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The Gaybo Years

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Gaybo Years

Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

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Air India 182

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The Longest Day

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