Ireland of the Eulogies

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ireland of the Eulogies

  Brendan Behan once remarked that “The Irish are very popular with themselves” – Well this somewhat uncritical video seems to bear him out.  What makes Ireland great? A lot of people will have different answers but this video may have the perfect one. Made by Sonder Visuals, the video captures some truly spectacular views […]

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Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea

As Percy French described in his famous song the mountains of Mourne really do sweep down to the sea. The Mourne Mountains are one of the most spectacular locations on the island of Ireland… and here’s the proof. ‘Beyond The Wall’, is QUB architecture student and photographer Ryan Simpson’s first timelapse project. Its title refers […]

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The lost Bunny of Adare Manor

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on The lost Bunny of Adare Manor

This stuffed bunny was found over the weekend by staff at the Adare Manor Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Most hotels would probably put a forgotten toy in a lost & found box, but not this one. After a young guest left behind their little rabbit, Adare Manor Hotel started documenting the experience of […]

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Gardens and Heritage of West Cork

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Gardening | Comments Off on Gardens and Heritage of West Cork

Want to kick back a bit in Ireland’s scenic destination of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way? Here is a suggested itinerary based in scenic Skibbereen, the hub of West Cork, exploring exquisite gardens and heritage sites. DAY 1 Travel to Inish Beg Estate in Baltimore, West Cork and take a tour of the […]

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Bridgwater Carnival 2015

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in Britain | one comment

“Seeing  is believing” is the slogan of the Bridgwater Carnival and having experienced it for the first time this year I would urge you to see and experience this unique and quintessentially English Festival for yourself! Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the 128 entries paraded at the annual Bridgwater Carnival. Carnival clubs […]

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The enchanting Amalfi Coast

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on The enchanting Amalfi Coast

The reputation of the Amalfi Coast precedes any trip with visions of La Dolce Vita, the stupendous beauty of the coastline and a magical and simpler Italy as seen in “Il Postino”. The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. It’s a […]

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Guess where three of the world’s friendliest cities are?

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Guess where three of the world’s friendliest cities are?

Ireland’s Galway, Dublin and Cork have been voted the friendliest cities in the world by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine. The three cities made made it into the top four in the world in the magazine’s annual reader survey with Galway in first place, Dublin 3rd and Cork 4th. Readers of US travel bible […]

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I’m Air Koryo, fly me?

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on I’m Air Koryo, fly me?

There are not too many choices in flying into the No Choice Democratic (sic) Republic of Korea or North Korea as it’s known in the rest of the world. There is a choice of Air Koryo or Air Koryo. With such stiff competition for the fourth year in a row, North Korean airline Air Koryo […]

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Symi – The Greek Island Dream

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in latest | 2 comments

“Symi has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep-sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo-Classical pediments – a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece’s most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction […]

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When the French King walked in Aylesbury

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on When the French King walked in Aylesbury

There is a Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana and there is a Bourbon Street in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Now, it has to be conceded that the Bourbon Street in New Orleans is somewhat better known being the hoping centre of the Vieux Carré and a magnet for Jazz aficionados. But, there is one important edge […]

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Tube Tunes

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Tunes

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Schools to Prison on the Tube

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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The Gaybo Years

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Gaybo Years

Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

Posted on Oct 31, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Halloween: A Great Irish Pagan Party, Ted!

Air India 182

Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on Air India 182

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day