"Against the Wind", by J.A. O'Brien
Reviewer: Michael Halpenny
The full title of this book is "Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner." However, this is not the diary of someone strenuously opposed to the Good Friday Agreement,…Continue
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“Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World” is a documentary that takes you on a…Continue
We, in this century, have the capability of producing enough food to feed everyone on the planet and have a surplus.
With more compassion for our fellow man, no-one would or should ever have to suffer the pangs of…Continue
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Who’s up for cooking a traditional Irish Christmas dinner? It will take some advanced planning, so here are some tips and recipes to get you going.
Christmas dinners traditionally…Continue
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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that November 29th is Small Business Saturday ... a day directing the focus on small, local, and independent…Continue
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The Big Brown
The fly slowly spins in air before me,
Arcing downward, to darker, cooler water.
A ripple forms and…Continue
Innismurray Island is, perhaps, the gem of the Wild Atlantic Way and is certainly a place where…Continue
Ireland is known around the world as a place of fun, with pubs, singing and dancing, and of course, that's all true. But the Emerald Isle can also be a place for tranquility and quiet beauty. A visit to Brigit's Garden, just outside Galway City, will show that serenity and introspection are also part of the Irish experience.
Brigit's Garden is a perfect stop for those who…Continue
John P. Joyce is a name that would not be familiar to most people around the world, and even in his native Ireland. Born in County Galway in 1839, Joyce was a pioneer in the development of professional…Continue
Growing up in north Jersey, my father was a pro at…Continue
In late July, Raymond Magee from…Continue
Never since the glory days of gladiators has there been so much interest in hand-to-hand combat. It hasn’t happened overnight, it is rare that an overnight sensation actually happens overnight, but Mixed Martial Arts…Continue
Amateur photographer George Hackney was sent to the war from his home in Belfast in 1915, taking his camera with him. The photo above was taken in 1916 in Belgium. The collection contains very…Continue
To lovers of history, Ireland is a land of castles and battlefields, and there are many of both in the Emerald Isle, given its contentious past. The Clontarf Castle Hotel brings the history-minded both, given…Continue
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