Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sights and Sounds of Ireland Part 2

RTE Lyric FM and Waiting for Cows After a short stop in Dublin in August 2014, I picked up a hire car and headed  ‘for the hills’. As I crisscrossed central Ireland over the next two weeks, I knew it … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of Ireland Part 1

A sunny day in Grafton Street, Dublin On a beautiful, sunny Summer’s day in Dublin in August 2014, I stumbled across a band busking in Grafton Street. I stopped. I filmed. I enjoyed. I bought the CD. How often have you … Continue reading

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The Locket

My grandmother, Mary Grace Jane ‘Doll’ COGHLAN nee LEE (1881-1958) ‘handed down’ to her son, my dad, a gold locket. On the outside of the locket are the initials ‘MJL’ and on the inside are photos of a man, a … Continue reading

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There’s something about shuffling off this mortal coil

One of the greatest legacies my dad gave me was a sense of humour. Unfortunately, our time together was relatively short; he died in 1974 when I was 17. However, it was long enough to instil in me a love … Continue reading

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