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 | one comment

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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Driving the famous Ring of Kerry

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

If you’re planning to drive around the world famous Ring of Kerry, you will not be disappointed with your decision. The Ring of Kerry is without doubt one of the most amazing coastal routes and the wonderful thing is that it can be enjoyed even without getting out of your car, if that’s something that […]

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The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Ireland | one comment

The Force is with us again: The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi made its debut on Friday at Star Wars Celebration 2017. It looks as if the people at Star Wars got their money’s worth from Skellig Michael. The island off the coast of Kerry (not yet renamed Star […]

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Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Waterford Greenway – a 46km off-road walking and biking trail built along the railway line officially opened today  – 50 years to the day after the last passenger train travelled the route. The Waterford Greenway is the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in the country. At the cost of €15m, the 46km project […]

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Life is a beach in Ireland

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The South West is home to six of the top ten beaches in Ireland according to TripAdvisor, who revealed their annual travellers’ choice list of the best beaches by country, by region and in the world overall this week. As tomorrow is the first day of Spring it is natural that we are looking forward […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

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 | 28 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses