Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh, Is tar eis na féil Bríde ardóigh mé mo sheol. Go Coillte Mach rachad ní stopfaidh me choíche Go seasfaidh mé síos i lár Chondae Mhaigh Eo. I gClár Chlainne Mhuiris A bheas mé an chéad oíche, Is I mballa taobh thíos de A thosós… Continue reading Imbolc
The Tennant specials were fun. But also, damn you IMDb, I was promised Susan Foreman. Fairly sure what I’ve liked most is the return of the classic white and off-white Tardis control room after 18 years of guardrails, pavement grilles, salt crystals and airship girders. Christmas Day special, the Doctor dances. And sings. And fans… Continue reading Doctor Notes
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Perpetual Motion Paris has the Eiffel Tower. London has Tower Bridge and Big Ben. New York has the statue of Libery and the Empire State building.. And Naas has… Well, everyone knows it as the ‘Big Ball’. Familiar to anyone who has driven down the N7/M7 from Dublin, heading for Limerick, Cork, Waterford, the south… Continue reading Road Art 6
‘Squires’ Gannon Bill ‘Squires’ Gannon, who played in the Kildare All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning football team in 1927 and 1928, the first captain to raise the newly minted Sam Maguire Cup in 1928, and the only team to win two All-Ireland SFCs with the same fifteen players. Sculpted by English artist Mark Richards, the… Continue reading Road Art 5
The Martin McBrearty Chair As part of the Donegal Stone Festival in 2015, the stone chair, carved in Kilkenny sandstone by mason Christian Helling and dedicated to the memory of Kilcar stonemason Martin McBrearty. “It has taken me a year to find this perfect stone,” said Christian Helling. “It is given in memory of Martin… Continue reading Road Art 4
I’ve been on Twitter for fourteen years now. Or I was, until last Halloween. My first experience of the site, the one that hooked me, was watching the Portraitgate story unfold in real time as a group of people on Twitter unpacked the story as RTE tried to memoryhole it. The last straw was the… Continue reading Exit X
Clocha na hÉireann Located in Gleann Cholm Cille, Co Donegal, Clocha na hÉireann is a stone map illustrating the 32 counties of Ireland. It was commissioned in 2016, marking the entenary of the Proclamation of the Republic in 1916. Each stone is carved from stone native to the county it depicts, and in most cases… Continue reading Road Art 3