In the news

The King of Pop is dead

Where were you when you heard? My wife and I were relaxing in the sitting room of the Dingle Skellig Hotel when we heard that Michael Jackson had died. An elderly couple across the room had the Irish Examiner and were poring over the news. I remember the day he […]

Life , Photos

Life Before Death

Life Before Death A series of powerful images, taken before and after the death of each subject. The images are striking, but what I found most moving and upseting were the stories that accompanied them. Some had accepted their fate while others rallied against it. “Death is nothing,” says Maria. […]

In the news

Thanks Arthur for all the great stories

I couldn’t possibly let today pass without noting that Arthur C. Clarke died yesterday at the age of 90. I read it first last night when Scott Beale twittered it and my first emotion was shock, and then of course sadness. I don’t know how many Saturday mornings I spent […]

When-in-Ireland

The bodies keep piling up

I remember something a friend said to me about the UK. He came back for the weekend a month ago and we were catching up. Traffic and road deaths and crazy driving came up in conversation and he said that in the UK they’re nowhere near as obsessed about deaths […]

When-in-Ireland

Help protect the kids on busy roads

There was a knock at the front door a few minutes ago. That’s not something that happens very often during working hours. At the door was a teenager in school uniform with what looked like a notepad in hand. He was collecting signatures for a petition to have more zebra […]

Web , WordPress

Paper Blogs

-ChanServ- [#wordpress] Welcome to the WordPress IRC Channel wpbot donncha is someone who blogs on the Internet ketsugi o rly! ketsugi as opposed to blogging on paper? donncha yup Kamigoroshi i tried blogging on paper once.. Kamigoroshi but no one commented.. donncha Kamigoroshi: lol. the good ol’ days? ketsugi teehee […]

Donncha

Our Family Cat, Puss

You know, we never named our cat. I like to think it’s because cats are always half wild and you’re never sure what they’ll do. That’s certainly true for Puss. One moment you’re rubbing her soft fur, or scratching behind her ear, she’s purring and you’re relaxed. The next moment […]

Donncha , When-in-Ireland

John Tierney, friend and class …

John Tierney, friend and classmate, died in 1996 in a car accident in Limerick. I debated long and hard with myself all day whether I should post this or not. I searched extensively on various Irish news sites for reports on the crash but to no avail. Their archives just […]

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