Nazis in America

Posted on Aug 13, 2017 in latest | no responses

Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right. *50 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *10 yrs ago* “Nazis are bad.” *Today* “Actually the 1st amendment…” Trump, if he’d been President when Nazi Germany invaded Poland: “We […]

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Happy Birthday Tony Bennett

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Happy 91st Birthday to Anthony Dominick Benedetto, a great American and proud son of Astoria, Queens, New York who marched with MLK and has been a tireless fighter for equal rights. Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on […]

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New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade – 255 years young

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in latest | no responses

This year marks the 255th year the Green is paraded in New York City, a Parade and a celebration which is older than the United States of America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! New York City’s Saint […]

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Fake Book Covers on The Tube?

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in latest | no responses

Thought you had run out of options for being anti-social on The Tube? Well, here is a new approach you can import from the New York Subway, read a fake book! Some people have been known to lie about reading certain books in order to make themselves look smart. But nobody pretends to read certain […]

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Madam President

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in latest | no responses

I wish I was able to vote for an exceptional and experienced candidate for 45th President of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton. One of only 27 women in a class of 200 at Yale Law School, who went to work for a Children’s charity when she qualified, was one of 3 women […]

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Imagine John Lennon’s Birthday

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 in latest | no responses

Imagine John Lennon , one of our greatest singer – songwriters and humanitarians, would have been 76 today.  His son Seán was born on John’s 35th birthday in 1975. Happy birthday to John and Seán Lennon. 35 years ago we lost a legend to cruel mindless violence. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, […]

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Happy Independence Day

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in latest | no responses

Happy Independence Day on this 4th July to all The Skibbereen Eagle’s many American Friends and readers. It is worth while celebrating the day when the 13 Colonies rejected the tyranny of a British King and arbitrary rule without representation. It is worth while remembering the ideals of the Founding Father’s 240 years ago, their […]

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Brooklyn

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

As a member of that strange disparate grouping known as the Irish Diaspora John Crowley’s movie “Brooklyn” about a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s New York left me very moved. It is a movie made the way movies should be made, well crafted, well scripted, well acted with wonderful art and set […]

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Imagine if John Lennon was still here

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in latest | no responses

  35 years ago, we lost a legend. Today marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, it’s easy to remember where we were and what we were doing at the exact moment the news broke. John Lennon died on this day in 1980 – He would […]

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Happy Birthday to the New York Subway!

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 in latest | no responses

Happy 111th Birthday today to the New York Subway, the railway which makes the Five Boroughs and especially the island of Manhattan possible! In fact on a typical weekday the population of the island of Manhattan almost doubles. The commuter adjusted population is 94.7% larger than the resident population, jumping from 1,600,00 to 3,100,00. Most […]

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The Eagle On London

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

Barry Cowen’s Builder’s Bum

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Happy Centennial JFK

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses