Daily Archives

September 16, 2023
September 30, 2023

MV Matthew

MV Matthew                     Word on the Week                     30th September 2023. The ship, under its new name, ‘Matthew’ sailed into Irish waters this week.   It had come from the Dutch island of Aruba in the South Caribbean as the MV Honmon to Willemstad in the Dutch protectorate of Curaçao on August 18th from where it sailed to […]

September 23, 2023

Stardust Fire

Stardust Fire                    Word on the Week                     23rd September 2023. It was St Valentine’s night, February 14th 1981 and the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, was packed to capacity.   A fire broke out which was to claim the lives of 48 young people and injure over 200.   It was tragic.    Such was the scale of […]

September 16, 2023


Rugby                               Word on the Week                     16th September 2023. In case there is someone who doesn’t know, the Rugby World Cup has got under way.   This is a world-wide event with Ireland lining out against Tonga tonight.   All games are being played in French Stadiums.    These are located in various cities culminating in the final in […]

September 9, 2023

Back to School

Back to School                 Word on the Week                     9th September 2023. Here comes the sun – schools must have resumed!    What cruel fate has decreed that the resumption of schools and colleges would be marked by gloriously sunny weather!    It does not always occur – it just seems like it does! School or college was once […]

September 3, 2023

The Swallow

The Swallow          Word on the Week          2nd September 2023. In my daily pre breakfast excursions with Tess the Pugaleer we have been accompanied by the melodic twitter of the swallows who are massing on the other side of the hawthorn hedge.  The latter has been allowed to grow an extra two feet as part of […]