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A Celtic odyssey to French Polynesia.

All either of us had known about Tahiti was, that it was this idyllic south sea Island paradise, located somewhere within the Pacific Ocean. So, prior to our journey there in 2006, there was much swatting up to do. Our … Continue reading

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The luck of the Irish is real; well, for some anyway.

It was an unremarkable April afternoon in 2005. I was sitting at my desk, beavering away, when my work phone began to buzz. On pick up, I was treated to the chirpy tones of a good friend of mine, asking … Continue reading

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An Oscar would indeed be Wilde

Little did I know, all those years ago during teenage, when I inherited a Brownie Box Camera, that imaging technology, both still and motion, would surge ahead so rapidly. Indeed, way beyond imagining, into an incredible stratospheric level of sophistication. … Continue reading

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His was a remarkable life and a profound journey.

The year 1667 was a historic one in medicine; French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys performed the first ever blood transfusion, in June of that year. 1667 was also a historic year in Ireland, with a transfusion of a different kind, i.e. … Continue reading

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I give you Hazel; a very special currency.

It was the year 1880, a year during which the building of the great Panama Canal commenced; that vital shipping conduit, which eventually was to link the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It was also a year, during which … Continue reading

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We must reach towards the stars; sooner rather than later

Most of us, the lucky ones, live a safe and fulfilling life, cocooned in the bubble of our own private existence. Many of us pass the entirety of life’s journey, with minimum travails, absorbed in earning a living, raising young … Continue reading

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Spirits rise in Dublin’s Phoenix Park

  A warm sunny late August day saw me, once again, within the green wonderland of history, nature and fresh air, which is Dublin’s Phoenix Park. I have the great privilege, of being able to visit the Phoenix Park very … Continue reading

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