Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s  Gary and Paul O’Donovan are Champions of the World. The Skibbereen duo reproduced the best of their Olympic form to win the men’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championship Regatta in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is the first time that an Irish boat has ever won world championship gold in an Olympic event. The O’Donovans […]

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The Skibbereen Eagle and the Czar of Russia

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

The Skibbereen Eagle was a small paper from a very small town in West Cork, Ireland. Once it warned the Czar of Russia who ignored it. Some years later he was out of a job. The rest, as they say, is history! The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town […]

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Dunmanway Christmas Market

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  Excitement is mounting in Dunmanway, the warm hearted centre of West Cork and Hometown of Sam Maguire, ahead of its Christmas Market this Thursday from 3 till 7 in the closed off Market Square. The Christmas Market in Dunmanway is brought to you by Dunmanway Chamber Of Commerce and will be in Dunmanway Town […]

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Dunmanway Business Breakfast

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Dunmanway’s Business Breakfast hosted by its go ahead Chamber of Commerce was well attended by the local business community who are supporting the Chamber in putting Dunmanway where it is on the map, at the centre of that wonderful place called West Cork. There was an excellent attendance from Dunmanway businesses’ at the Chamber of […]

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Taste of West Cork 2017

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in Food | no responses

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is a celebration of all that is wonderful about West Cork.  The food, the landscape, the seascape, the history, the  culture, the art and craft and the people. A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, kicks off on Friday, September 8 and runs until Sunday, September 17. The […]

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Dunmanway’s Belle of Ballabuidhe

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This Saturday in Dunmanway will be a setting for some excitement as the Belle of Ballabuidhe Ball organised by Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce takes place as the first event of the historic Ballabuidhe Festival which has been taking place for over 400 years. The Belle of Ballabuidhe was resurrected in 2016 after a 20 year […]

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Dunmanway’s Bells for Sam Maguire

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Dunmanway is at the very centre of West Cork and it is a very warm hearted centre with an active community life. Its most famous son is Sam Maguire a Protestant Nationalist and GAA Sportsman who was born and died in Dunmanway and is buried in the venerable Church of Ireland churchyard of St. Mary’s […]

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Dunmanway’s great new Pool Complex

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Today was something of a red letter day in Dunmanway as the town’s new state of the art €5 million pool complex was officially opened after many years of campaigning and many delays. The new state of the art swimming pool officially opened today in Dunmanway by Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport […]

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Music at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

` It is always good to be in Skibbereen but on Sunday evening there was a spring in our step as we bounded into town for “Encore”, a musical evening by the talented West Cork Choral singers in Abbeystrewry Church. The West Cork Choral Singers made a welcome return to Abbeystrewry Church to perform works […]

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The story of the Skibbereen Eagle

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  In the small West Cork Town of Skibbereen they still remember how their small local paper “The Skibbereen Eagle” took on one of the world’s most powerful men who less than 20 years later, found himself out of a job. The legendary Skibbereen Eagle newspaper was founded in 1857 in the small town in […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | no responses

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | one comment

The Eagle on Ireland

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses

Cork the Real Ireland

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

George Stokes, Irish physicist and mathematician

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Ireland | no responses