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Digs, Digouts and London workout

I started teaching in Arklow in 1967 having spent the statutory two years training in St Patricks Training College Drumcondra, Dublin I...

Trimming Snipping Time On Freedom Day

Freedom called that Wednesday morn and her call found men and women to heed her. I was one of those lucky people who were conferred with...

Step Together

When I was going to school in the good old CBS in Tralee, we learned quite a few songs and I still remember the fervour with which we...

Ballyfad Woods and other walks

Now that the schools ,golf clubs and tennis courts are open once more,there is more space for rambling and chatting in our woods and...


I am currently reading that sad book “Boy 11963” by John Cameron. What a tragic story and how ashamed our institutions of church and...

Chiropodist,Vaccines and strolling

It’s amazing how a shot in the arm can put such a pep in your step. I had this great extra oomph to get out and walk that little bit...

Vaccine Days Jab 1 Day

There are certain events that you will readily remember like the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Centre or the assassination of John...

The Burrow Road in beautiful Courtown

Thursday March 25th, 2021 was a lovely day in the life of Courtown . The weather was good, and a small group of people from Seal Rescue...

Caravaggio: The Gorey Connection

I live in Gorey next to Christchurch and there is a lovely Harry Clarke stained glass window to the left of the entrance door...

The Rams in The History of Gorey

September 1st is a date that has been embedded in my mind as the day another school year started, I suppose it should be since I spent 42...

Courtown Woods doggy education centre

It was Wednesday March 4th, 2021 when I had major lessons and sharp educational learning and awareness curve on dogs, and everything...


Ironing is a chore, avoid it if you can. I never really took to this shirt ironing and fancy creases, always keeping it to the minimum...


There are times when I just love cold and wet weather. These are the times when I use to catch up on reading and the past month has been...

What's in a name, Nominative Determinism

I read an article in the Irish Times about the above topic on Feb1st 2021. I quote ” Some of you may be familiar with the phenomenon...

Personal Analysis

I sit down post prandial My thoughts are all astray I have Covid In my head only I suffer from prolonged lockdown syndrome In one way I...

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