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A couple of good stories

Today I publish with Michelle’s continuing help my 100th blog. That in itself is amazing because even though my younger brother Martin has been doing a regular blog from France where he runs, with his wife Sile, a very special B&B I would never have thought of doing one without the encouragement of Greg Canty

By |2018-08-20T15:27:40+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

The recovery of Portugal

Just back from a few days in the Algarve in Portugal and interesting to see how they are getting on as one of the other European countries like Ireland, that have been struggling through the recent economic crash. Portugal received a European bailout of €79 billion to the end of 2014 and so it was

By |2018-08-20T15:26:29+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Business|0 Comments

A look back

It is interesting to look back over the last 10 years to try to make some sense out of the roller coaster crazy times we have gone through in Ireland. 10 years ago we all knew, deep down, that it was stamp duty from inflated property prices in this country that was funding our government’s

By |2018-08-20T15:26:45+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The Southern Lake Hotel in Waterville

Listening to Radio Kerry on Monday whilst driving back to Cork I heard that a planning application is about to go in to Kerry County Council to knock the existing Waterville Lake Hotel and build a much smaller 32 bedroomed hotel in its place. The Skellig Bay Golf course across the road from the hotel

By |2018-08-20T15:28:31+00:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

On The Banks of my own Lovely Lee

For once, last evening was calm and sunny, and so I headed off on my bicycle along the banks of the River Lee to Glenbrook. I then cycled back along the river to Blackrock Castle and then westward along the Marina towards Pairc Ui Chaoimh where all my life, important GAA matches have been played.

By |2018-08-20T15:28:44+00:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Travel|0 Comments