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McDaid’s Folk Club

We carefully stepped through

the seated crowd, she smiled

in surprised delight and

pulled you down

to whisper invitingly.

I watched the young guitarist finger-pick, 25 more words


McGonigle makes stupid comment and receives internet bile

Computers are a lot like cars, in that they’re impersonal: they allow you to interact with people without realising that you’re interacting with actual people, and not amalgamations of metal and plastic. 833 more words

Irish Water

Codebreaker, Chess Grandmaster and Corkman

In September 1939, Hugh Alexander was in Buenos Aires attending the Chess Olympiad when World War II broke out. Six rounds into the tournament, the reigning British champion immediately withdrew from competition and returned to London by boat. 960 more words

CELTA-Week Nine

Hey everybody!

Here’s what’s been happening in my second last week.

Day 17:

Today I had my eight teaching practice, which I’m happy to report went extremely well! 147 more words

Cork – More than just a Bottle-Stopper

Throughout the Alentejo region of Portugal, there are many cork oak forests and the trees provide income for many of the local people. Portugal is the World’s largest producer of cork contributing a third of worldwide production. 269 more words

European Nomad

The Man at Drombeg - Notes

At Drombeg, Co. Cork there are the remains of three main structures: a stone hut, a fulachta fiadh, and a stone circle. The site dates to somewhere between 1124 BC and 794 BC (Waddell 1998), placing it in the Bronze Age, most likely in the Late Bronze Age. 1,253 more words

Historical Fiction