Tag Archives: Ireland

The Song of Amergin

The “Song of Amergin” and its origins remain mysteries for the ages. The ancient poem, perhaps the oldest extant poem to originate from the British Isles, or perhaps not, was written by an unknown poet at an unknown time at … Continue reading

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True Friend

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Book Review – Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connelly

I found this book by Tony Connelly to be an excellent primer on Brexit and in it the author has covered in detail the potential impact of Brexit on Irish state. Brexit is perhaps the greatest economic and foreign policy … Continue reading

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Book Review – Trinity by Leon Uris

  TrinityLeon Uris 5 of 5 stars Trinity has as big a canvas as Exodus, another recounted tale from the same author about the misery and glorious fightback of Jews. Arguably exodus forced on the Irish was not as brutal, … Continue reading

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Airfield Reader’s Day: Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival

Today, I attended along with my wife the Reader’s day event at Airfield estate held as part of Mountains To Sea DLR Book Festival mountainstosea.ie. It was a great event and an opportunity to meet with a number of talented … Continue reading

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Behold Ireland’s Majesty

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Tribute to Choctaw Tribe

New sculpture in Cork, Ireland to thank the Choctaw Tribe for sending donations during Ireland’s potato famine in the mid 19th century.

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A Reddit User Gonbro’s Travel Guide for Ireland

Air travel – we prefer flying directly to Shannon not connecting in London. gives a 4 hour flight from Texas to the east coast and then a 6 hour flight to Ireland. also on the return you do US customs … Continue reading

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Allied Irish Banks (AIB) takes Oracle FSS to court

02 February 2011 IBS Journal – News AIB headquarters Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is attempting to recoup around €84 million from Oracle FSS, which was contracted by the bank to supply its core banking software. The bank claims these were … Continue reading

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Urvaksh Feeding The Ducks

  Urvaksh is very fond of ducks at Herbert Park and goes there often to throw bread crumbs at them. He would stand at the pond side and shout “quack quack” at them and once ducks gather around he throws … Continue reading

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