Britain’s Great Rail Journey: The Caledonian Sleeper

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Britain’s Great Rail Journey: The Caledonian Sleeper

For those who have yet to discover it the Caledonian Sleeper provides the most interesting train journey in Britain. It’s the most civilised, romantic, time-effective and environmentally-friendly way from central London to the heart of Scotland. For the English, the sleeper is the ideal travel option for a stress-free weekend in the Highlands or business […]

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Revisiting the Marrakech Express

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in latest | one comment

  The “Marrakesh Express” is the train Graham Nash took on a trip there from Casablanca in 1966. The lyrics are filled with the sights, sounds and vibes that he encountered on the trip. Graham Nash told Rolling Stone magazine the story of this song: “In 1966 I was visiting Morocco on vacation to Marrakesh […]

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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

A new book of aerial photographs offers a dramatic new perspective on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Photographed by Peter Cox using a DJI S1000 drone and Canon 5D Mk III camera, the collection brings a bird’s-eye view to a coastline capturing the public imagination all over again.    The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an […]

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Kerry and the National Geographic

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 in Ireland | Comments Off on Kerry and the National Geographic

You may have heard of Kerry. Since Queen Victoria visited Killarney over 150 years ago, its mountains, lakes and coasts have been the picture-postcard image of Ireland overseas. And while visitors may argue about their favourite towns, everyone genuflects to the perfection that is the Kerry landscape. It’s just drop-dead gorgeous. Nobody’s fully sure as […]

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Birmingham the beating Heart of England

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Britain | Comments Off on Birmingham the beating Heart of England

Birmingham is a City on the up – a diverse and thriving city which has found a new meaning and a stride in its step in recent years. It has attracted much unfair comment including from idiot Islamophobic  American commentators but seeing is believing so go and see for yourself. You’ll find a city with […]

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More steamy days in Ireland

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 in Ireland | one comment

Get on board for more steamy days in Ireland! Ireland gets its first week-long steam train tour of the modern age as the ‘Emerald Isle Explorer’ embarks on a seven-day circuit of Ireland in June. The seven-day train tour is being offered by Steam Dreams – which runs the UK’s Cathedrals Express steam train – […]

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Top 10 Irish Beaches

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Ireland | 13 comments

TripAdvisor has announced its readers’ favourite Irish beaches, with Inchydoney bagging top spot for the second year running. “To walk along the beach in the warm Irish sunshine isn’t far short of wonderful,” said one of the many users gushing about Inchydoney in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Although a West Cork beach tops the […]

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Having a tingle in Dingle

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Ireland | 3 comments

A YouTube video titled “One Day in Dingle” shows beautiful footage of Dingle, Co Kerry, which will make any Irish person abroad homesick. In fact, it might make you yearn for Dingle even if you’ve never been! Although over the “border” in Co. Kerry from Skibbereen this most northerly of the 3 peninsulas of Kerry […]

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The beauty of Ireland, from a drone

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Ireland | 3 comments

If you didn’t realise already, Ireland is a strikingly beautiful place, as this drone footage from its west coast shows. Shot by Raymond Fogarty for Discover Ireland, the video takes in scenery from the West Atlantic Way – a 1,500 mile route through nine of the country’s counties – from Donegal in the north to […]

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A road trip in Ireland

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 in Ireland | 3 comments

Marvin Campos is a Brazilian film maker from Sao Paulo who spent two years working in Ireland. He has shot a somewhat engaging and well observed short of a Road Trip he did around the Emerald Isle with three friends – 7 days in Ireland. Not only that he shot a short about HOW to […]

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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