I live on a small, some might say exclusive estate of 10 houses in a small town in the west of Ireland, situated on the banks of a beautiful and sometimes swift flowing river that eventually finds it way to the heart beat of Ireland, the River Shannon. I have […]
Running Against the Wind.
Yesterday Ma Femme was talking to a friend of hers in England who was jubilant at having her first jab of the Astra Zeneca drug. A drug I might just remind the reader that is still under trials until 2023, that has not been properly tested and researched and in […]
Longsight Manchester All Those Years Ago – Part 2
To continue my story of Longsight through the ages makes me become emotional about thoughts of the past, the people I knew, the events we lived through, the poor times and not so poor times. So here we go. I was born in February 1946 a Baby Boomer if ever […]
Can You Believe It!
In these bleak, awful days of Covid with people choking to death in their masks and fighting in the queues, lining up at vaccination centres wanting to be the first to get the jab that day, there is news!!! Today, 12th March 2021, the world is starting to fight back. […]
Trying To Understand
Last Saturday morning I attended the internment of an old lady. She had passed the 100 mark last October. I had known her since the Christmas of 1968 – a long time – and she had become to me a necessary part of my life. Because of recent Covid restrictions, […]
How to Kill People Legally. Euthanasia Incorporated
That snivelling, miserable Corky rat that is our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheal Martin has swung again after realising the only way out of the present situation is to live with the virus, he now says the National Vaccination Programme is the only way out and that the programme needs to […]
The Idiocy That Is Covid.
I have loved three women in my life, first my mother who I lived with for 21 years and who cherished my children until her untimely death in 1988. She never had a penny she could call her own yet she taught me to think rich. I regret that due […]
Historic Boyle Part 6
We are in the centre of Boyle now at the historic crossroads, to our right is Green Street leading up to the Curlews and the road took by poor old Conyers Clifford in 1599 when he met his end along with a lot of his soldiers, Straight ahead is the […]
Historic Boyle Part 5
So we return up the street to where the Bank of Ireland is today. In 1911 it was the premises of the National Bank. In No 10 lived Aris Manning and his wife Tempe. He was 56 and she was 35. They had two children Dorothy and Norah and a […]
Historic Boyle Part 4
We are well into the town of Boyle on our walking tour of the history of this beautiful place. 7. Main Street We are on Main Street with the main gates of King House behind us. An impressive street acting as the main approach to King House or the Barracks […]