Tag Archives: 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

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

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.

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

AN ACT OF ATTRITION

“The bodies of 796 children, between the ages of two days and nine years old, have been found in a disused sewage tank in Tuam, County Galway. They died between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home under

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

THE LLYWEL STONE….

On any given afternoon in the British Museum, tourists walk casually by some of the greatest collections of artifacts from the ancient world. As people pose by the more famous exhibits, there stands, in the Medieval Gallery, possibly the most

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

REMEMBER THEM

They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed