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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Yogi Berra “it ain’t over”

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in latest | no responses

On pizza: When asked by the pizza man if he wanted his pie cut into eight or six slices he replied: ‘Make it six, I’m not that hungry. On selecting a restaurant: ‘Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.’  On economics: ‘A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.’ On the 1973 Mets: ‘We were overwhelming […]

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The kindness of strangers

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in latest | no responses

Sometimes life stuns you with its random cruelty. But sometimes, just sometimes, it stuns you with the joy of random and unexpected acts of kindness. Firefighters from New Jersey, Tim Young and Paul Hullings had just ended a long 12 hour shift fighting a fire when they decided to go into Route 130 Diner in […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses