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Spring is in the air

For me the first real sign of spring is when the crocus flower appears and on St Valentine’s Day this year as I walked along the banks of The River Lee I saw that first sign of spring with some wild crocuses peeking up between the grasses. What I also learned last night while watching

By |2018-08-21T09:23:35+01:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: History|0 Comments

I am a little flabbergasted

Some of my happiest and rewarding moments in my business life have been when I have been communicating and exchanging business ideas with other people. This was something I learned from attending meetings and communication with people from around the world at MDRT meetings. The MDRT is a worldwide association of financial advisors and its

By |2018-08-21T09:24:07+01:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Business|1 Comment

A Kerry Dilemma

In the summer of 1956 there was a very serious Polio epidemic in Cork….so serious that the all-Ireland football and hurling finals of that year were delayed as Cork were in both finals and there were naturally concerns that with so many Cork supporters travelling to Dublin for the matches the polio virus would be

By |2018-08-21T09:25:19+01:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: History|0 Comments

John Francis Maguire

I would love to be able to go back in time and meet John Francis Maguire as he was probably a fascinating man. He was born 200 years ago in 1815 and was my mother Frances Dwyer’s great grandfather. During the week I was walking through Academy Street in Cork where one of our national

By |2018-08-21T09:25:31+01:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Family|5 Comments
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