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The recovery of Cork?

Two years ago when we were still struggling with economic meltdown in Ireland I did a blog wondering when if ever Ireland and Cork where I live, would get back to some kind of economic normality. At that time I highlighted the visit of The Queen to Ireland as a particularly important event which I

By |2018-08-20T15:17:17+01:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: History|0 Comments

Beamish & Crawford

Just reading a fascinating book on the Cork brewery that was founded in 1792 by two local Cork businessmen and which was still trading in 2008 when it was taken over by Heineken. That’s a period of 216 years in business. Our old family firm Dwyer& Co survived for just 160 years. City Life our

By |2018-08-20T15:17:37+01:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: History|0 Comments

World jigsaw championship!

I have just googled “world under two jigsaw championship” and to my extreme disappointment couldn’t find any information whatsoever on any such an event. I discovered all right that in 2013 in England there was a jigsaw tournament which the organiser suggested was the first one ever held. It was won by a teacher Emma

By |2018-08-20T15:18:22+01:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Family|0 Comments

The Atlantic Pond

On Sunday in time honoured fashion we walked around The Atlantic Pond with two of our grandchildren who were trying to feed the ducks but mostly it was the hungry seagulls who were much faster in flight than the ducks and won nearly all the races for the food that Claire and Aoife threw their

By |2018-08-20T15:20:07+01:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Travel|0 Comments
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