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April Fools 2014: Alex Raphael

I may be on a plane to New York, but while I’m away, the April Fools are out to play! I have several fantastic guest lists lined up, including today’s list from… 640 more words


Not Forgotten - The Divine Comedy - Fin de Siècle

Neil Hannon (the man who effectively is The Divine Comedy), cut a unique dash through the British music in the mid 90s, as his almost imperceptible rise to near-fame ran parallel to the Brit-pop movement, meant that he sometimes got lumped in with the unwashed masses. 382 more words


Brocagh Woman Admitted To Hospital; Can't Stop Making Sandwiches


A Brocagh woman spent last night in Dungannon hospital after a marked increase in her addiction to making sandwiches for anyone passing within shouting distance of her house. 371 more words


Wong Direction...Bedford Bypass! Are they racist?

Bloody Hell! …help me out here brethren! Up in our reasonably cheap hotel last week I noticed that a big chunk of their guests were coach parties going to concerts at the Manchester Arena. 177 more words

That's mad, Ted!

So here we are, driving around the Burren, just after taking a right turn for Kilnaboy, enjoying the views from the narrow winding road, we round a bend and I scream: ‘Is that Father Ted’s House?’ And it is, I’m sure it is! 182 more words

Out Of Town Wanderings

Father Ted and the Marquis de Sade

I teach the Marquis de Sade sometimes, for my sins (sins of a rather disturbing and sordid nature no doubt).  This week I found I was able to use Father Ted to explain one of the more paradoxical aspects of Sade’s “career”.   310 more words

Writer Driven by Distraction

Some days I’m not even as sharp as Dougal on Father Ted and as my attention wanders, as I lose my keys, glasses, train of thought, I wonder whether to accept it as simple signs of middle-aging..