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Dingle Half Marathon 2017

It was a really crappy morning with the rain coming down as we waited for the finish of the Dingle half marathon last Saturday morning. The finish of the half marathon is just outside the front door of the famous Kruger’s pub in Dun Chaoin. It is apparently the most westerly pub in Europe and

By | 2017-09-06T11:44:56+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Sport|2 Comments

The chef and his grandson

My young brother Martin runs a little Chambre d’hôte in the South of France near Beziers. He used to run a restaurant in Waterford and is a wonderful chef. Martin and his wife Sile with their two grandchildren spend a few days with us recently in Kerry. Steaks on the barbeque were on the menu

By | 2017-08-31T14:25:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Family|0 Comments

My village

My village is Blackrock in Cork Ireland and I feel happy and lucky to live there. In recent years it has been improved enormously thanks to the powers that be in Cork City Council and the efforts of many local people including Des Cahill who lives in Blackrock. Des has just finished his term as

By | 2017-07-27T14:22:14+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: History|1 Comment

Memories of cousin Dermot

Last month we arranged a holiday in Portugal and to meet up with my cousin Dermot we booked a few days in Armacao de Pera, a little seaside town close to the village of Pera where Dermot lived. There is a wonderful Portuguese sandy beach close by where the local fishermen drive their boats straight

By | 2017-09-26T12:13:47+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Travel|2 Comments

The Story of one Life Insurance Policy

The wonderful CEO at the LIA Pat O Sullivan always enjoys it when I write about the “magic of the life insurance policy” and how it is the only financial instrument in the world that creates new money exactly when it is needed the most….. on the death or serious illness of the person whose

By | 2017-06-09T10:27:56+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Business|0 Comments

Visit to the Algarve

We made a trip to the Algarve last week primarily to visit my cousin Dermot Staveacre who lives in the village of Pera. We spent a few days in the fishing village of Armacao de Pera which is on the beach where the men from Pera land their fish. Local fishermen relaxing in the sun

By | 2017-06-01T16:16:16+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments