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#OTD in 1847 – Birth of teacher and founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Michael Cusack, in Co Clare.

Michael Cusack was born in the parish of Carron on the eastern fringe of the Burren in north Clare. He lived in a small cottage with his parents, four brothers and one sister. 668 more words

Irish History

the sailor's goggles, portholes, a rose, she

The sailor lugged out from a case he had a pair of greenish goggles which he very slowly hooked over his nose and both ears.

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Loughrea - 1784


At a meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy and other inhabitants of the county of Galway, at Loughrea, on Tuesday the 25th of May, 1784 pursuant to public notice… 285 more words

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Planning Your Visit to Ireland? The Dublin Writer's Museum.

If you like all things literary and historic, then you will love this unique little museum. It has no fancy gizmos and gimmicks, like most modern museums; it relies purely on great content in glass cases, just like traditional museums used to be. 488 more words


Analysis: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Log 5 – James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Student as a Chronic Procrastinator

Jame Joyce calls his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and the thing to note is the word “portrait;” a portrait specifically of the artist. 4,483 more words


O'Callaghan's paper suit

For instance, there was the case of O’Callaghan, for one, the half crazy faddist, respectably connected, though of inadequate means, with his mad vagaries, among whose other gay doings when rotto and making himself a nuisance to everybody all round he was in the habit of ostentatiously sporting in public a suit of brown paper (a fact).

(Ulysses, 16)


Gaffe like a Giraffe

So, anyway, today I made a gaffe. Like a giraffe. Also, I heard they found some rare White Giraffes in Kenya. But I digress. I made a gaffe like a giraffe. 1,797 more words

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