Tag: Ireland

DIRTY WORDS ….

Over the last few years, ‘Nationalism’ and being a ‘Nationalist’ have become the target of those who wish to outlaw any sense of pride in one’s own nation and people …. and are rapidly heading toward being included on the ever-increasing list of ‘Dirty Words’ that are silently and slowly being erased from this nations history. As […]

DROP DEAD RED….

Unless you happen to live in, or visit Scotland, Wales, parts of Ireland or the Isle of Wight, it is highly improbable that you would even catch a glimpse of a creature that has been a resident of the United Kingdom for millennia. That creature is the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and has been native […]

THE LEGEND OF STINGY JACK….

A TALE FOR ALL HALLOWS EVE…. One of most well-known traditions associated with Halloween, is the carving of pumpkin lanterns. Less well-known, however, is that this most common of Halloween crafts, has its roots firmly embedded in ancient Irish folklore. When Christianity reached the shores of Ireland, believed to be prior to the 5th Century, […]

INNER SPACE….

Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said, ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I dare say you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for a half hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’ LEWIS CARROLL – Through the […]

EUROPE’S MYSTERY PEOPLE….

The researches of R. Frank, a scholar at the University of Iowa, suggest that the Basques were very much advanced in both navigational skills and technology long before the rise of the Roman Empire. The Basques, she believes, are the last remnants of the megalith builders, who left behind dolmens, standing stones, and other rock […]

STATES OF FEAR….

‘We branded people lunatics and locked them away’ The Horror of existence in Ireland’s old mental hospitals – where people slept three to a bed, and floors were covered in faeces – will be exposed in a new documentary to air tonight in Ireland. Campaigning journalist Mary Raftery, whose 1999 States of Fear documentary exposed […]

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