All Blog Posts Tagged 'Childhood' (3)

Is Ireland Still There?

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding the plane as “a newspaperman, trained by vigorous masters to…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am — 11 Comments


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Oh, The Days of My Youth in Bray

"Our past shapes us and makes us what we are" was a favorite adage of my late grand-mother. To qualify this, she would add, "My tough background gave me strength of character which enable me to cope with what life had in store for me…" For many, our past is in another country. As we live life, we experience many different…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on December 8, 2015 at 11:00am — 14 Comments


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Fond Memories from My Childhood in Bray, County Wicklow

Bray, County Wicklow lies on the eastern seaboard of Ireland and is known as the "gateway to the garden of Ireland."  Just twelve miles south of Dublin, it offers a  range of attractions to suit all ages.

The promenade starts at the northern end near the harbour and Martello…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 8, 2015 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

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