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August 2023
August 26, 2023

Triathlon Tragedy

Triathlon Tragedy                 Word on the Week            26th August 2023. The recent drowning of two participants who were competing in the triathlon in the sea off Youghal brought a sombre note to the event.  The Ironman competition, as the name suggests, requires extremes of physical fitness in those who compete.   It is a mixture […]

August 19, 2023

Cead mile Fáilte

The 100,000 welcomes which Ireland is so famous for has suffered some reductions to its number in recent days!   It was brought to light when an elderly American tourist was randomly beaten up in Dublin city centre, receiving some life changing injuries. This was followed by three teenage boys being hospitalised after an incident in […]

August 12, 2023

Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy             Word on the Week                    12th August 2023. I have borrowed the title of Schiller’s poem to pay tribute to Joy Cantwell-Moore who went to be with her Lord and was buried this week.   During her life she radiated joy.   She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. […]

August 5, 2023

Fulmar – Wind Junkie

Fulmar – Wind Junkie                Word on the Week          5th August 2023. There is one bird for whom the yellow wind warning of the Met Office spells delight and that is the Fulmar.   A bird of sea and sky and cliff ledge nesting places where the one large white egg is incubated by both adults in […]

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