George Morrison
January 8, 2022

The First Beginning

The First Beginning                    Word on the Week          8th January 2022. For most of us it is the beginning at school that imprinted itself on our minds. That unforgettable first day!   For others it may be the first day at work with the trauma of a new beginning that became the time we cannot forget.  By […]

December 18, 2021

Making Merry

Making Merry                   Word on the Week          18th December 2021. “‘Tis the Season to be jolly” a line from the well-known Christmas Carol with a not so well known “Tiocfaidh ár lá” insertion got ex-president of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams into a spot of bother this week.   It was his own composition but it was the […]

December 11, 2021

Communication Chains

Communication Chains             Word on the Week          11th December 2021. Not the paper chains we make to decorate the house at Christmas but the metal chains that bind us.   To be in chains is such an emotive expression conjuring up visions of helplessness.   That is unless you were cut from the same cloth as the Apostle […]

December 4, 2021

The Long Walk

The Long Walk                Word on the Week                     4th December 2021. A picture of our President honouring a local fundraiser with the Distinguished Service Award was indicative of the fellow feeling that exists between the Irish and Native American people.   Doreen McPaul had raised money for the Navajo who are experiencing extreme hardship caused by the […]

November 27, 2021

Mervin Tinker

Mervin Tinker                   Word on the Week                     27th November 2021. “Then the king said to his men, “Do you not realize that a commander and a great man has fallen in Israel this day?” (2 Samuel 3:38). The death occurred this week of Mervin Tinker.   He was minister at St John’s Parish Church, Hull.   He was […]

November 20, 2021

The Disappeared

The Disappeared             Word on the Week          20th November 2021. Here in Ireland the tragedy of teenage girls disappearing, sadly, is not new. What was new this week was the disappearance of the young Chinese tennis star who has endeared herself to the sporting world following her success in the doubles tournament at Wimbledon. Peng […]

November 13, 2021

Countryside in Autumn

Countryside in Autumn              Word on the Week          13th November 2021. There is a saying that all news is local.   Results of competitions that happen countrywide find their matching result nearer home.   Thus it was with the 2021 Tidy Towns Competition when our local Village of Kill carried off the Co Kildare Gold prize for Category […]

November 6, 2021

Modern People

Modern People                Word on the Week                     6th November 2021. It was back in 1983 that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “Men have forgotten God”.   Some of the out-working of this prophetic statement were evident at COP 26 Conference in Glasgow this week.   They were seen in how the many ways of currently doing things, which harmed others, […]

October 30, 2021

Frontline Choir

Frontline Choir                 Word on the Week                     30th October 2021. The Frontline Choir under the baton of Conductor David Brophy have delighted audiences with their singing over the last few weeks.   From a mixed bag of singers, they were wielded into a very presentable group of around 40 strong who put their heart into the […]

October 23, 2021

COP 26

COP 26 Primer                Word on the Week                     21st October 2021. Why do we need a primer and what is COP26 anyway?   It’s all about Global Warming.   COP stands for Conference of the Parties and is the 26th annual event (excluding last year when Covid prevented it meeting).   Glasgow is the location for the UK’s turn […]

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