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A clue

Don’t get angry

don’t get mean

all is not what it seems.

Don’t laugh

don’t judge

or hide words with a cough.

Don’t sink into that bubble… 55 more words


Turns Out, it is Easy Being Green

Three nights into a 5 day tour, we find ourselves on the way to the Dingle Peninsula. The last week or so has found us exploring the modern city of Dublin littered with monuments to its medieval history. 725 more words


Beyond Caravaggio – National Gallery of Ireland, 11 Feb – 14 May 2017

Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), better known as Caravaggio, was an artist of daring and genius whose radical approach to painting sparked a revolution in art across Europe. 703 more words


Girl of my girl

I had 32 days.  32 days in Perth, Western Australia; days of living Australian while fruitlessly searching for some good, sharp blackberry jam to go with my homemade scones (yep, I see what I did there.)  I did manage to source Kerrygold butter, which my daughter told me was extortionately priced but I didn’t care.   841 more words

Feather beds purified by steam

Heal and Son have just completed the erection of machinery for the purifying of feathers on a new principle, by which the offensive properties of the quill are evaporated and carried off in steam; thereby, not only are the impurities of the feather itself entirely removed, but they are rendered quite free from the unpleasant smell of the stove, which all new feathers are subject to that are dressed in the ordinary way. 109 more words

Economic Activities

'Bona na Croin' (Neither Collar Nor Crown)

‘Neither your collar nor crown
Shall I wear — my nose not brown,
Nor I some clown in your court,
In chains brought — a wolf to town. 160 more words

Irish History