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Mankind’s Curiosity

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Monday 21st July 1969, 2:56am and the five people sleeping soundly in the Caravan at Glengarriff Caravan Park were my parents, my younger brother, younger sister and me, the nineteen year old. We were on a family … Continue reading

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Longueville House – Old World Grandeur Discovered

While recently touring in North County Cork about 6km from Mallow, we happened upon a country mansion of particular charm and elegance. It was time for morning coffee and scones (hopefully), so what better surroundings we thought to complement that … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – I May be a General Yet

At the outbreak of WWI on 28th July 1914, Ireland was governed from Britain and was considered by the British, to be as much a part of their Empire as any other country under British dominion, at that time. In … Continue reading

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The Calming of Chesterfield

I could see grey sky through the kitchen window earlier this morning and tiny rain drops occasionally sticking to its outside surface on this 23rd day of June 2012. It was pleasantly warm though, so the question was:  should I, … Continue reading

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A Towering Place

Folly, Clock Tower or Bell Tower are all terms I have so often heard used to describe the impressive sky line candy which suddenly looms into one’s field of vision at a strategic point along Tower Road in Dublin 15. … Continue reading

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The Light in the Window

A light constantly shines from an upstairs window in Áras an Uachtaráin (the Hall of the President), in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. This tradition of the light, first introduced during the Presidency of Mary Robinson, is a symbolic beacon reaching out … Continue reading

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