Wild Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

A stunning new TV series is charting one of the world’s most breathtaking but rarely explored coastlines, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Award-winning wildlife cameraman, Colin Stafford-Johnson, takes viewers on a spectacular journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic seaboard – from the air, on land and from beneath the waves, from the Skellig Rocks to the Sea […]

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A Ryanair Tale

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Ryanair has been humbled as an overstretched, undermanaged airline as it has become a byword for chaos by cancelling thousands of flights, then many thousands more as the normally indolent and complicit CAA explodes with rage at the airline’s handling of Passenger Rights under EU Law. Ryanair has apologised to 800,000 passengers for cancelling their […]

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The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This September sees the inaugural Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif take place. There is considerable excitement building  in Kinsale, West Cork the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and of Cycle Sportif which will kick off there next Wednesday 13th September.  So take your bicycle and head out west to embark upon 17-stages of twisting […]

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Cape Clear Storytelling Festival

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

This weekend, American author Chuck Kruger will enjoy one last instalment of the storytelling festival he founded on Cape Clear. The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival is now in its 23rd year, and has become one of the most renowned festivals in the world storytelling calendar. Each year they  invite some of the most […]

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Greece 2017: Kos to Kalymnos

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

Sunrise over the strait between Kos and the Bodrum Peninsula three miles across the water, between Greece and Turkey, between Europe and Asia, between the Great cities of the Ancient World of Cos and Halincarnassus. Between the birthplaces of Hippocrates “Father of Medicine” and Herodotus “Father of History” — at Continental Palace Hotel. I was […]

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Get your kicks on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Wild Atlantic Way has been named as one of the world’s ultimate road trips. The route is listed in the Lonely Planet’s ’50 Epic Drives of the World’. It joins the ranks of iconic roads such as Route 66 in the US, Australia’s Great Ocean Drive and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road. The route, […]

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Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland Cork City is on our doorstep. Situated on islands on the River Lee, sheltered by surrounding slopes it is a place of charm, vitality and culture at the head of the largest natural harbour in Europe. With a young […]

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Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

How lovely it was on a beautiful West Cork day to return to Bantry House after an absence of 40 years. When I was there before there was a great question mark over its survival, the two wings were derelict the main part of the house was in poor condition with the roof leaking. Still […]

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Greece 2017: Cork to Kos

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Our Greek Odyssey is over for now but it was a blast. Returning to Athens and Islands I first saw as a student in 1976 and to Kos and Kalymnos in the Dodecanese which Jo and I first visited in 1998 inspired by a reprt by Jill Dando about the “Real Greece” to be found […]

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Flying to Donegal

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Donegal, not content with being voted the coolest place in the world to visit in 2017 by National Geographic Traveller, has now had the landing strip at its regional airport in Carrickfinn voted the second most scenic in the world. Obviously that vote was a mistake as everybody here at the Eagle’s Nest actually knows […]

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The Eagle On London

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

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