Dunmanway and 1916

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 in Ireland | one comment

Today was a beautiful morning in ‪Dunmanway as the statue of Sam Maguire waited to welcome the 1916 Parade commemorating the volunteers who marched through the town ready to fight in the Easter Rising 100 years ago today. On Easter Sunday, 23rd of April 1916, 54 members of the Irish Volunteers from Lyre, Behagh, Ballinacarraiga […]

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After the Hashtag: Where Now for Skibbereen?

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Ireland | 2 comments

Guest contributor Brendan Lyons, MD of Redbarn Publishing, and self appointed Digital Czar for Skibbereen (unpaid and voluntary!) reflects on Skibbereen’s hugely successful Digital Week and the ambition to make Skibb a Digital Hub with the building of the Ludgate Centre. This web incubator centre is named after Percy Ludgate, the Irish inventor of the […]

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Coast Magazine says “Move to Skibbereen”

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Ireland | 6 comments

  Standing proud on the banks of the River Ilen, this vibrant little town is a gateway to West Cork’s charming fishing villages and wild bays. Now in an article in the March 2015 edition of Coast it gets high praise indeed.  Skibbereen, Ireland’s most southerly town, is within 
a whisker of the ravishing West […]

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Skibbereen hosts Ireland’s National Digital Week

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen hosts Ireland’s National Digital Week

West Cork might not seem the most obvious location for a festival focused on digital technology, but more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and digital marketing professionals are expected to attend Ireland’s first National Digital Week, which takes place in Skibbereen next week. Ireland’s first ever National Digital Week will take place from November 3-8 […]

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Skibbereen the Digi Hub of West Cork

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Ireland | one comment

In the heyday of The Eagle the place we call Skibb was a real hub, a port, a railway hub and a crossroads and not too far away on Valentia Island was the first connection with American when Mr. Marconi opened the first permanent telegraph link from Foilhommerum Bay to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland in 1866. […]

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Skibbereen remembers Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen remembers Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

On last Friday night the good folk of Sweet Skibbereen dusted off their bonnets, polished their buckles, and got the horse and trap ready for a trip into the past as the West Cork town stepped back in time to remember one of its favourite sons. Skibbereen remembers Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa #Skibbereen #Fenians http://t.co/LTy1jTa3rH pic.twitter.com/bD893tkfkf — […]

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Skibbereen Arts Festival 2015

Posted on Jul 25, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Skibbereen Arts Festival 2015

Skibbereen is the small town in West Cork with a Big Heart and ambitions which put other places to shame. Just to prove it this year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival is welcoming an array of the world’s most talented musicians and artists. West Cork itself is one of the most beautiful art galleries on the planet. […]

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The Sack of Baltimore

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Sack of Baltimore

In June 384 years ago the entire population of Skibbereen’s near neighbour, the lovely seaside village of Baltimore, were abducted into slavery by Barbary Pirates. Indeed the raid is the reason that Skibbereen grew while Baltimore declined. In the summer of 1631 Baltimore fell victim to a sensational attack by pirates. At that time the population consisted […]

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Slow Food in Ireland

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in Food | one comment

When it comes to food Italy has pasta, Spain paella, America has burgers and France has escargot. So what about Ireland? Aside from Irish stew (which has always been a hit), our island’s food hasn’t exactly been famous throughout the world. Now, though, the island’s smartest eateries and best chefs are rediscovering Ireland’s culinary heritage, with […]

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Judge warns his court is not the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Judge warns his court is not the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’

An Irish judge warned yesterday that he does not want his court to take on the role of the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ during a case involving Dáil deputies Mick Wallace and Clare Daly, according to a report in the “Irish Independent.” The TDs (members of the Irish Parliament) are appearing at Ennis District Court concerning their […]

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Jeremy’s Jewish Question

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The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

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