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Stories from travels in

Ireland

Kilkenny and its hens, stags, and cats

Ireland has five official cities: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford. By official, I mean administrative. Kilkenny, usually referred to as a city, is an

Night life in Dublin

I find it hard to pass an open door. There’s a curiosity about me that wants to know what’s inside. This was rewarded last week

By the Liffey in Dublin

Let’s just wander, I said. And see where we end up. We were headed to the IFC in Dublin’s docklands, down by the Customs House,

Dithering around Dublin 7

Visitors to Dublin can get caught up in the tide of tourists that flows around the hot spots like Trinity College and its Book of

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty

God has no country

I was baptised into the Catholic Church. And for the large part of my adult life (when I got to choose whether or not to

Four-Poster Fantasy

I tell myself that I only need a bed. A clean bed. And hot water. And a decent breakfast. I tell myself that I don’t

‘Tis all in the apples

I was a great fan of Bulmers back in the day. I loved the stuff. But as my stomach ages and my taste buds get

Banter and blogs from Killarney

Brag about Irish scenery, whiskey, or music. Wrap up Ireland in culture,  prose, or poetry. Colour it in 40 shades of green or 50 shades

A One Man Show

It’s been years since I last lived in Clontarf. I did my time in Dublin 3 many  lifetimes ago. And I loved it. Being able

Belated Bloomsday

“Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-law. But always

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