Category: The whole caboodle

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Walking Towards a Song

I like quizzes. My field of knowledge might not be very deep but it is quite wide. I know things others amongst of my peers aren’t remotely interested in which earns me looks of...

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French GAA

Ever thought of combining a holiday to Brittany with a day’s Gaelic Games? That opportunity will come up on June 15th when the local GAA club at St. Brieuc hosts the French Gaelic Football Finals,...

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British Belfast

“I burned all along the Lough, (Neagh) within four miles of Dungannon and killed one hundred people, sparing none of what quality, age or sex soever, besides many burned to death; we kill man,...

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What Amazon knows about me…

Amazon sent me an e-mail today suggesting some books I might like to buy. Top of the list was Downfall: How Rangers FC Self-Destructed by Phil MacGiolla Bháin, the story of the meltdown of the...

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Intellectual Baboons

People are really enjoying the Richard Dawkins quote about the National Trust’s decision to include some creationist piffle at the Giant’s Causeway interpretative centre, as quoted in the Belfast Telegraph. “The National Trust should...

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Slí níos Fearr

I got the following invite this morning. It’s not quite an Irish Spring but who knows where it might lead … At 11:00am precisely, on the 10th July at the Davenport Hotel, Central Dublin...

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Ulster Suffragettes

Suffragette City – how Belfast feminists won the vote A century ago, a passionate crowd packed the Ulster Hall to hear the leader of the Suffragette Movement, Emmeline Pankhurst demand votes for women. This...

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Adrian Dunbar on Carthaginians

  Hark: You would have been only a kid, Dido. Dido: There were no kids after Bloody Sunday. With this year marking the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, there are a number of arts events...