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An Thuras Fada Part VI

An Thuras Fada Part VI – Chapter VI of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: V,  IV,  III,   II,   I Despite the fact that Mikey absolutely wanted... 

At the Crossroads: When Robert Johnson Met the Devil

At the Crossroads: When Robert Johnson Met the Devil – Did Robert Johnson sell his soul for music? Is it cheaper than guitar lesson….Shane Adlum explores…. Little is known about the life and death of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. There are... 

An Thuras Fada Part V

An Thuras Fada Part V – Chapter V of Tony Kennedy’s ‘An Thuras Fada’ now online. This insightful piece of Dublin life perfectly illustrates that Ireland has some wonderful young talent!  Other Chapters available here: IV,  III,   II,   I   Mikey was lying on his prison... 

Another World

Another World. By/Tony Gorman – Another wonderful poem from our resident poet Tony Gorman How beautiful our earth is Away from all its grit Away from all its mayhem That some people bring to it Away from all the killing Away from evil men Away from all the wars they start That never touches them If... 

War Memorial Gardens

Located in Islandbridge Dublin along the banks of the River Liffey stand The Irish National War Memorial Gardens. It was first proposed in 1919 to build a memorial to commemorate the 49,000 Irish troops who died in the war to end all wars. After an impasse on the location of the site that lasted... 

10 Things To Make Dublin Millennials Great Again

10 Things To Make Dublin Millennials Great Again – Tongue firmly in cheek Tony gives some friendly tips to this generation We Millenials are one of the most maligned generations today. We are seen as selfish, lazy and culturally ambivalent. Granted we are better than the Boomers who basically... 

The Madness of The Professor and the Madman

The Madness of The Professor and the Madman –  In this article, Shane Adlum describes the rather eccentric story of the production of ‘The Madness of The Professor and The Madman’ due for release this year Back in 2016 Mel Gibson and Sean Penn arrived in Dublin to shoot ‘The Professor... 

St Patrick’s Day in Sligo

  St Patrick’s Day in Sligo – Our Foreign Affairs correspondent Ross Murray had these snaps of Sligo town parade          Read More »

Katie Taylor/ Truly a Champion of 3 World Title’s

Katie Taylor/ Truly a Champion of 3 World Title’s Step up to the podium our Irish heroine You’ve fought so bravely in your fights time and time again You pass the pain barrier to reach the end result And not to recognise that feat is definitely an insult For the people hold you in their hearts for... 

A Time for Change Tony Gorman

A Time for Change. by/Tony Gorman Our resident poet Tony Gorman delivers this appeal to stop the waste and to consider our environment before it is far too late Our planets in an awful state because of humans ways In time our lives be poisoned by an environmental killing craze Of fly tipping and dumping leaving... 

Former Saints Goalkeeper Gordon Banks has Died

  Former Saints Goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, aged 81 The former England, Stoke City, Leicester City and Saint Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper has passed away aged 81. His family confirmed the news saying that “it is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight”. He... 

Old Dublin in Photos 1930 – 1970

Old Dublin in Photos 1940 – 1970 In this article, we take a peak at the National Library of Ireland’s collection of photographs of Dublin truly in the rare auld times.  Have a look. The following photos are courtesy of  National Library of Ireland on The Commons   Gings on Dame Street   Outside... 

Christmas Movies – Tis the Season!

The best thing about Christmas is without doubt the movies. Sitting in front of a warm fire, hot chocolate in hand with the marshmallows just starting to melt and It’s that little bit of time where you don’t have to worry about the turkey, wrapping presents or the inevitable festive arguments. For... 

Christmas 2018 Event Guide

Christmas 2018 – In this article Shane Adlum tells us what events are happening around the city of Dublin this Christmas time!  It’s that time of year again. The tree is dragged out of the attic, the stockings are hung with care, you send cards to people you haven’t seen in years and you’re... 

Season to Season

A beautiful poem by our resident Poet Tony Gorman about the changing of the seasons, goodbye for now summer.  My Poem for National Poetry Day Season to Season. By/ Tony Gorman All withered and dying are the flowers and the weeds A time when they all are spreading their seeds When crops have been cropped... 

An Turas Fada Part IV

Walking towards Mikey was Peter Whelan, known as “Peanuts” to those familiar with him. He cut a striking image. He had a shock of blond hair that was always cropped tight, and a perma stubble that at one stage must have been by design, but now is nothing but a testament to self neglect. He stood... 

An Turas Fada Part III

Mikey walked back toward the canal, choosing an area with overgrown greenery that lacked the beauty of most plants but which Mikey found soothing. He found himself giving up searching for a bench and decided to sit on a patch of dry weedgrass. Mikey liked the canal. He seen the mix between nature and... 

Nature’s Brushstrokes

Nature’s Brushstrokes Our countryside’s a melodramatic bloom Pure poetry within Mother Nature room Of colours from a painters brushes spray Purely an extravagant harlequin type display Of Daffodils on margins that flutter in the breeze And Poppies and Red-Oxide growing gaily at their ease With Bee... 

Bee advised. By/Tony Gorman 29th June 2018

I’m a lover of all kinds in the nature world and hove noticed that there is a distinct lack of bees this year which prompted me to write my poem as something needs to be done to help bees and other insects from disappearing off the planet. Bee advised. By/Tony Gorman 29th June 2018 We poison vegetation... 

An Turas Fada – Part II

An Thuras Fada Part 2 – Tony Kennedy’s re-imagining of Ulysses continues as Mickey continues his long journey For Part One Click Here Mikey heard the bell strike ten as he left the block after ensuring that the coast was clear. Ebullient on painkillers and power, Mikey had something of a... 
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