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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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The eReader Revolution

By the pace of today’s digital everything development, I arrived pretty late into this revolution, only having purchased my now unputdownable Kindle (keyboard) wi-fi eReader, in late 2011. What a piece of kit! Many times before purchase I came close … 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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