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20. Catholic Apostolic Church - Phoebe Anna Traquair

Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936) was born Phoebe Anna Moss in Kilternan, south of Dublin. She came from a secure middle-class background: her father was a physician. 1,521 more words


On positioning one’s island

There are advantages to being a small country on the edge of larger worlds. The whole strategy of such small countries has to be to profit by their peculiar location. 440 more words


New To You Music Sundays - Damien Rice - "I Don't Want To Change You"

Not the song I picked…same fave artist though…thanks TJ. Shot down my other pick for this week also.

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. 27 more words

Blue Lines

Egyptian Oum Ali, Irish style with seasonal rhubarb

The other week an Egyptian dessert called Oum Ali graced the bakery I work in and I was instantly intrigued, not only by the exotic sounding name but also by the use of puff pastry as oppose to a normal type of bread. 610 more words


The Sunshine

When the sun is shining in Ireland.

Does it make Irish people happier?

Yes, Yes it does.


Look Around. 



The village of mine, this sleepy, a bit drowsy place, where the sheep rule with crown and sceptre, suddenly wakes up on every Saturday morning. The reason is as simple as obvious, big SUV’s arrive from the towns, those who get off bang with the doors, as if we would need a wake-up call of those who want to experience the uniqueness of the countryside. 849 more words