Ireland feels the Force of Star Wars

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ireland feels the Force of Star Wars

Though set in a galaxy far, far away and long ago, Star Wars: Episode VII found a new home just off the coast of Ireland which provides an ending for the movie shot on the dramatic Skellig Michael. It appears in the last three minutes of the movie, there’s not a word spoken but none […]

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The Force is hot in Peckham

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 in latest | one comment

Star Wars newcomer John Boyega celebrated landing his first blockbuster role by taking Harrison Ford to his favourite childhood restaurant – an African diner beneath a block of flats in Peckham. Staff and customers were stunned when Boyega, 23, who was plucked from relative obscurity to play stormtrooper Finn in the latest instalment of the […]

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The Force is Strong in Dublin

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Dublin | Comments Off on The Force is Strong in Dublin

Many Dubliners have gazed in wondrous amaze at the Dublin Spire aka The Spike which is built in O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare. The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar […]

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Happy 95th Birthday to the amazing Maureen O’Hara

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Happy 95th Birthday to the amazing Maureen O’Hara

Hollywood Legend and screen icon Maureen O’Hara celebrates her 95th birthday today August 17 with her family and close friends in Idaho in the US. The native Dubliner, once billed as the Queen of Technicolor, will celebrate in the home of her grandson Conor Beau FitzSimons, with whom she lives, looking back at 95 years […]

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Omar Sharif’s last hand

Posted on Jul 11, 2015 in latest | one comment

Omar Sharif the man was often more interesting than the movies he appeared in, often adopting the mantle of an Arab Sheikh, he went through life with acting and mathematical talent and a gift for friendship. For one thing he was not Arab nor indeed Egyptian except by birth. For a man whose colourful personal […]

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Paddington you sexy Bear!

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in latest | one comment

Paddington Bear, the creation of author Michael Bond may have been may have been around for 50 years but it seems he is still made of the right stuffing.   Many of us have harboured suspicions about the marmalade eating bear from Peru as being too goody goody to be true?  He might have a penchant […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Hedy Lamarr, Actress and Inventor

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Happy 100th Birthday Hedy Lamarr, Actress and Inventor

  Happy 100th birthday on the 9th November 2014 to Hedy Lamarr, a mathematician, Hollywood actress, a Jew, a principled opponent of Fascism and an advocate for female education and empowerment. She was the Co-Inventor of Spread Spectrum (frequency hopping) Technology – The basis of mobile phone technology and much more. In 1936 Hedy Lamarr […]

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Maureen O’Hara collects her Oscar

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in Ireland | Comments Off on Maureen O’Hara collects her Oscar

The Skibbereen Eagle’s favourite Hollywood Actress Maureen O’Hara has, at the tender age of 94, finally collected an honorary Oscar in recognition of her distinguished career. Born Maureen Fitzsimons in Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin she is a Hollywood icon who has kept and treasured her connections to Ireland. In a career that has spanned over seventy […]

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Maureen O’Hara gets her Oscar

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 in Ireland | one comment

The Skibbereen Eagle’s favourite Actress, the wonderful Maureen O’Hara is receiving her honourary Oscar at a special Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Ninety-four years have not diminished Maureen O’Hara’s wonderful lilting voice or her unfiltered worldview. The Irish-born actress appeared on film in such classics as The Quiet Man (1952), A Miracle on 34th Street (1947), […]

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Maureen O’Hara’s Irish home for sale

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Ireland | one comment

In the Skibbereen Eagle’s own backyard of West Cork legendary Irish actress Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved  home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silver screen left Lugdine Park, her scenic coastal home on 35 acres outside the town of Glengarriff, for the last time to be […]

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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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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Longest Day

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

Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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