Category Archives: Ireland 2012

Cork Pride 2012

I feel compelled to say that the gay pride march in Cork seems to have been given a bit of short shrift from the city. Cork isn’t that big and the route of the march not that long so I … Continue reading

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Twinned towns

Today we had a jolly good lie in. Actually JJ did. I was up early as usual and went for my morning walk up to Doneraile Park. I always like a walk first thing, then I feel like I’ve accomplished … Continue reading

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Light and sound

So, I’m sitting in this lovely little pub in Doneraile, enjoying my second pint of Murphy’s and watching the races at Goodwood with a few crusty old locals, when JJ rushes in from across the street. She’d been helping at … Continue reading

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When the warning light flashes

An early start saw us leaving the B&B at 8am. Our night was a little disturbed by the other people staying at the B&B. This was probably mostly caused because we’d had the place to ourselves up till last night. … Continue reading

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Galway day

Another early morning after another early morning. 6:30 saw me awake and ready for anything. Rather than disturbing JJ, I abluted and headed for the promenade again. The weather was much improved. Blue sky, sunshine, only a few evil, black … Continue reading

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Irish rain

Last time I was in Ireland (2005) it didn’t rain much. In fact I remember the landlady of the B&B in Waterford telling us how it had been an unprecedentedly dry week. Well, today made up for that unprecedented dry … Continue reading

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Off to Cork we go

An early start saw me eventually sitting around at Gatwick airport waiting for my plane. When I first turned up at the check in desk, a massive queue greeted me and I was thankful I’d arrived earlier than I needed … Continue reading

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