Richmond Barracks, Richmond Barracks?

One of the least known buildings in the history of 1916 is Richmond Barracks in Inchicore. So little known is it, in fact, that our taxi driver delivered us to the old Richmond Hospital, a completely different building and a completely different address. Very symbolic, we thought as he reset his gauge to the right... Continue Reading →

Ladies’ Day Out

Always when school beckons, a group of us go off for a day's jaunt and this year, we decided to take a trip to Glengariffe and out to Garnish Island. Oddly enough, while I have been in Glengariffe over the years, I had never ventured across to Garnish. Meeting in Ballincollig we set off  quite... Continue Reading →

A Bicycle Jaunt

We'd been threatening to go on a long(ish) cycle for weeks and at last, we were ready to go. There were only intermittent squally showers, Nora was newly returned from Australia, the bikes had been pumped to within an inch of their, well,er, lives so there was nothing stopping us. The bikes were loaded, securely... Continue Reading →

A Rip-Roaring Weekend in Store For Us

As the summer days merge into August, thoughts invariably turn to return to school, the appearance of the short evening and and the long dark winter. If you don't believe me, listen in on a few shop conversations and you'll soon realise I'm right. One man I was talking to earlier in the week warned... Continue Reading →

Lounging about in West Cork

Spent a lovely weekend in West Cork taking in both the Skibberean Arts Festival and the sights around the Mizen. On Saturday,  Unnamed  Friend and myself took ourselves off to Skibberean Town Hall for a day of drama. Over the course of the day, an English company Theatre in the Fields presented four shows, two straight drama... Continue Reading →

Skibberean Arts Festival 2019

Coming up this weekend in Skibberean in West Cork is its annual arts festival. On Saturday, a day of drama takes place in the Town Hall with four plays in all being performed. Should be a great day. Skibberean is, of course, a thriving town and there are many delicious eating spots to choose from.... Continue Reading →

Still in the Cottage of the Red Windows

Another fabulous morning deep in the heart of Kerry, gloriousl sunshine, light sea breezes and wonderful company.  Woke this morning after a very disturbing dream where I was, for some inexplicable reason, babysitting (reluctantly) my friend's grandson but the baby kept leaping out of my arms and falling on the floor. I was very glad... Continue Reading →

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