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#OTD in 1920 – The Siege of Tralee: Ten people die in a day and night of violence in Co Kerry.

“When the hills were bleedin’
And the rifles were aflame
To the rebel homes of Kerry,
The Saxon strangers came,
But the men who dared the Auxies… 1,225 more words

Irish History

A little more Love for Ireland

Congratulations to The Almost Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin. The novel claimed two awards for best Young Adult fiction novel and best Romance novel at the last weekend. 81 more words

Christina Benjamin

In the middle of the bay: Dalkey Castle

Two perspectives of a town.

Nando’s perspective:

It turns out that the most vibrant visitor attraction in Dalkey city is its castle, a great place to learn a bit about the history of Dublin and Ireland and, for nature lovers the perfect place to relax in uncontaminated landscapes. 257 more words


Seaside on Sunday

My plans were noble for this Sunday. I was going to visit the Irish Jewish Museum on the South Circular Road. Sadly, by the time I had pulled myself together it was already 3pm – and almost closing time. 260 more words

Ireland 2014

Houses in Carrick-On-Shannon

I love all the flowers and gardens in Ireland.  301 more words

Dinner - Wanderlust, Dalkey

The other day I paid a visit to Wanderlust in Dalkey with a few of my girlfriends for a going away dinner. I had heard loads of great things about it and I had been really looking forward to trying it out for myself. 508 more words

Food & Travel

Frank Ebrington, The Dubliner who was The World's Fastest Man

From “Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time” by Simon Garfield

Before sport became a subject for record books, there was just the realisation that humans (upright, no tail) were rather slow compared to things they tried to catch: the kangaroo managed 45 mph, the cheetah 85 mph, the spine-tailed swift 220 mph.

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Time Passes