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Reflecting On My Time In Portugal

I have less than a week to go before I move to Spain and recently I’ve been reflecting on my 5 months in Portugal.

All in all, I would say that I have enjoyed 70% of my time here, and 30% of the time I’ve found a bit of a struggle. 2,144 more words


Sometimes, good things happen just by chance. As luck would have it, I had to take two days off last week as I am having to get a series of steroid injections in my hand and the doctor advises rest for 48 hours after each one. 357 more words



For the first townland of 2018 I’ve chosen one with a familiar name: Knock.

An Irish word for hill – Cnoc – has become “Knock” in English and has found its way into many placenames. 641 more words

County Down

#OTD in 1973 – A car bomb exploded in Sackville Place, Dublin, and killed one person and injured 17 others.

At 3:08pm, a male caller rang the telephone exchange in Exchequer Street, Dublin, with the following bomb warning: “Listen love, there is a bomb in O’Connell Street at the Bridge”. 328 more words

Irish History

The Art of Self-Care

I can almost sense the eye roll, I can almost hear the sigh. I don’t blame you! The idea of ‘self-care’ has become a real Instagram cliche; here are my toes pointing out of a bubble bath with a candle flickering on the side, hashtag self-care, here is my hand clasping a mug of frothy coffee in a cosy café, hashtag self-care, you get the idea. 1,211 more words

Northern Ireland

Are you taking the Michael?

I’ll start by saying, as with all my posts, this is just my personal opinion, I’m simply voicing the thoughts that circulate in my head on a daily basis. 460 more words

A Load Of Balls

BBC News: My dad was shot dead on Bloody Sunday

Can anyone recommend books on the events of, and leading up to, Bloody Sunday?

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: 15 more words