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Computers are the big thing this year

All the kids are gone bananas about computers. There’s approximately 1,000 Commodore 64s in Irish schools. In 1983. Gay Byrne on the Late Late Toy Show in 1983 interviewed nine year old Oric whizz kid, Mark Feldman who has been playing games since he was six, and thirteen year old […]

Ireland

RIP Marian Finucane

Veteran Irish broadcaster, Marian Finucane died suddenly this morning. She was only 69. I rarely listened to her during the week but I did catch her sometimes on her weekend show in the last few years. Time marches ever on but with the passing of Gaybo, Niall Toibin, and now […]

Ireland

RIP Gay Byrne

Like most Irish people my age and older I was shocked to hear about the death of Gay Byrne today. He was ever present in Irish daily life as he presented a daily radio show and a talk show on Friday evenings. If you’re not yet 40 or not familiar […]

Music , Youtube

Canyon – music brings us together

Thank you James for sharing this lovely short video. I remember reading somewhere that the music that defines us, or that we "really get" is the music we hear in our twenties. This leads to disenchantment in later years because everything's changed, and it's not the same "as the good […]

Ireland

The Irish Digital Detox

Holly and Declan are a young couple addicted to 21st century technology. Writer and journalist Colm Tobin follows them to the island of Carnananánachán where they undergo a bizarre, back-to-basics digital detox. Could you survive a week without your phone or any access to the Internet?

Ireland

One for Irish Football Fans

Two podcasts that Irish football fans will enjoy: We wuz robbed! The fable of the Irish 1965 World Cup campaign games against Spain. A story of brilliance, luck and dodgy decisions as told by Dermot Corrigan. Ireland played three games against Spain in the run-up to the 1966 World Cup. […]

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