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The Parting Poem

I’m always thinking of a song For Anjani to sing It will be about our lives together It will be very light or very deep But nothing in between I will write the words And she will write the melody I won’t be able to sing it Because it will climb too high She will

By |2018-02-05T10:12:14+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: History|0 Comments

Not good enough

I have said in a previous blog post that Little Island Golf Course situated east of Cork City is a very special historic place. A truly wonderful unique golf course build on an old limestone quarry site that runs alongside the River lee. See photo below of 6th green surrounded by those magnificent quarries. The

By |2018-01-09T15:15:53+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: History|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+01:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: History|1 Comment

The Match Coach

I don’t read poetry that much but enjoy it from time to time. My son in law Rossa Mc Mahon recently sent me this one written by Bernard O Donoghue about some sadly departed GAA stars including his late Dad Garry Mc Mahon who when playing with Kerry scored the fastest goal ever in an

By |2017-09-26T12:21:37+01:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: History|0 Comments

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
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