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August 2019
August 31, 2019

Who do you think you are?

The popular RTE television programme delves into the background of its subject.   Aided by the largely excellent record keeping of church, state and military it is now possible to explore the life’s history of one’s ancestors.    The media, recognising our inherent inquisitiveness, have used the opportunity to research willing celebrity’s backgrounds.    The usual format […]

August 24, 2019

Gambling god of today

Gambling god of today                     Word on the Week             24th August 2019. In a conversation this week a friend described an outing to Laydown Races.   He was in the company of a businessman who knew his way around race courses.  His method was to select one race and bet on the favourite.    This he duly […]

August 17, 2019

Nora Quoirin deceased

Nora Quoirin Deceased             Word on the Week                17th August 2019. It was on the 10th day after her disappearance that Nora’s body was found in a forest ravine by a stream.    It brought to a halt a search which had involved a large search and rescue team, which included local people familiar with the […]

August 10, 2019

Fifty Years from Derry

It was about this time fifty years ago that the Apprentice Boy’s Parade took place in Derry.   It provided the outlet for protest that was to occupy the North of Ireland for the next quarter of a century.    The official ending of what euphemistically was called “The Troubles” took place with the signing of the […]

August 3, 2019

Harvest Days

Harvest Days                                 Word on the Week                        3rd August 2019. Harvest days are here again!   The fields are golden with ripened grain.   The combine harvesters are slowly clanking their way through the crops.   The grain trailers driving alongside the combine pick-up the grain as it is funnelled over their tall sides then off […]

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