An uncomplicated, successful sports man and drink craze

Compare and contrast AS someone into sport, one of my great recent reads has been ‘Cody, the Autobiography’, by Brian Cody who is the Kilkenny hurling manager. He is more than that, of course, for he just happens to be the most successful Gaelic games manager of the last decade. He had broken all records […]

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‘Terrorist’ kids on the loose!

Walk down an Irish Lane By Terry Reilly With Christmas just behind us, and hopefully also the end of the cold snap that had the country in its icy grip over the New Year period when temperatures fell to minus 10 degrees Celsius, our thoughts turn to Spring, lengthening sun-lit days and a good old rummage […]

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Ballina: bridge over troubled waters

Welcome to my first Ballina blog……… Bridge over troubled waters……. BALLINA’S new bridge, opened in 2009, is a wonderful pedestrian structure crossing the River Moy just above the salmon weirs and the world-famous Ridge Pool. Ballina, is, of course, the official Salmon Capital of Ireland. Fishing is an important component of Ballina’s commerce, salmon angling […]

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Walk Down an Irish Lane

First published May 2009 Lovely encounters on an afternoon stroll By Terry Reilly (c) These last few weeks have been wet and windy in the West of Ireland, but sure we are used to nature’s petulance and looking forward to a great summer. On one of the reasonable days recently we took to our favourite […]

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Long winding road through North America (Part 2)

By Terrry Reilly (c) 2009 Las Vegas, finally! The Strip. Gamblers’ paradise (or hell?). Sin City. We flew into Vegas from New Jersey and within an hour were cast right into the middle of another world, built on casinos whose profits for the year would surely fund several respectably sized countries. It’s a place full […]

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