Monthly Archives: October 2014

Heavenly Hazelhatch

This is a gorgeous spot for a Sunday stroll. Follow the path along the barge-lined Royal canal and enjoy a leisurely waterside pint afterwards. Heaven.  

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Did you wash your hands?

Ireland’s Ebola readiness… a sign over the tic tac vending machine in the toilets.. We are so screwed…  

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When Saturday comes . . .

I was working one Saturday morning and came across this great website called branch of science which deals with all things culturally football and then today, while workin’, I checked it out again and came across this cartoonist featured on … Continue reading

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Castletown House, Celbridge

One of Ireland’s grandest houses (actually more of a palace) and a fine example of the Georgian Palladian style. Fortunately it didn’t go the way of Carton House – sold to investors and turned into a luxury golf resort – … Continue reading

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nuuking to see here . . .

I thought i wanted to go to Nuuk, but i don’t . . . i don’t want to go there at all.  I can’t explain the want i had but i knew within five minutes that i didint want to … Continue reading

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Donadea Forest Park – Kildare

We discovered this gem of a forest park not far outside Kilcock. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Dublin and a lovely spot for a weekend walk. There’s lots of hidden treasures to discover, like the ruins of the old … Continue reading

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Public Holidays

The government is proposing to offer public servants extra day’s holidays in return for moving from weekly to fortnightly payment. While we all thought that the heady days of public sector allowances, like extra leave to cash wage cheques (despite … Continue reading

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Boardroom Blitz

We, in Ireland, should be proud that we have such eminently qualified and prestigious luminaries on our state boards. The fact that they are all well-connected to the Fine Gael parliamentary party or mates with a Minister is purely coincidental. … Continue reading

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