Category Archives: Travel

Chapter 3. In which nothing happens… more than twice.

So having successfully navigated the autostrada of death we finally arrived in our Trullo del Ulivo nestled deep in the ancient olive groves just outside Locorotundo. We’re home. Basking in the gentle embrace of a Puglian summer evening on our … Continue reading

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Dig your own Cosgrave

I want to like Paddy Cosgrave. He’s a relatively youthful, successful entrepreneur, putting Ireland Inc on the international map, attracting legions of hipsters, billionaire geeks, veecees, and visionaries to our capital, along with Eva Longoria, Dan Brown and Rio Ferdinand. … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being Green . . .

The Green Party is a sham, a charade, a party of charlatans who spout platitudes to the unbelievers, urging them to buy into their principles and believe me, The Green Party have none.   A group who “recognise and celebrate … Continue reading

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School for Scandal

It must be election time. Our public representatives are all scrambling to issue the usual specious promises about schools, roads and manna from heaven. And all in spite of, or contrary to, the actual wishes of those the purport to … Continue reading

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Roscommon People

Things are pretty bleak in Roscommon these days. Over half the county is still on “boil water” notices, their local hospital Accident and Emergency facility was forced to close in 2011 due to budget cuts and they were the only … Continue reading

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Power play

Paddy Power’s latest guerilla campaign…. marketing genius or bad taste? You decide!

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Plonkers

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the Irish are fond of a drink. In fact we have made it a badge of our national identity. The Guinness Storehouse is the most visited tourist attraction in the country and foreign dignitaries … Continue reading

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Delahunt’s Restaurant – Camden Street

We’ve been meaning to visit Delahunt’s for some time now. From the outside it looks like an unassuming traditional bistro, with quaint net curtains and a long, narrow dining room. It occupies the building that used to be home to … Continue reading

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“get UP! get OUT! get into something new!”

on Friday evening we left east Dublin and travelled south to county Limerick in our battered BMW. moo moo drove and i sat drinking cans of Danish green in the disordered back, where Delaney drooled on the shoulder of my coat, … Continue reading

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“Country music, bonfires, lakes, and summer flings. I cannot wait ’til summer, i live for those things”

“babee, do yah wanna walk the mountain later this morning?” “nah, i wanna see the lake behind the BIG house, out by Nobber. whatz it cawled . . ?” “i dunno . . . white chapel or something like that, … Continue reading

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