The Scourge of Migraines

Migraine is a relatively common affliction, one that affects more than 10% of people worldwide according to WHO, although studies in Europe show that it affects 6–15% of adult men and from 14–35% of adult women over the course of a year. Diagnosis is patchy for many as well, so it is difficult to say […]

Memory Monday – Kill Tegan!

When Tegan came over to Ireland on an extended visit back in 2007, we just had to go and seek out the town I’d found out about called Kiltegan – who could possibly resist? Here we are, with me doing as the sign says. The town itself, which in Irish is known as Cill Teagáin […]

Memory Monday – Halloween 2008

In 2008 we decided to host a Halloween cocktail party in Dublin. It was a great night with some wonderful people. I went as the traditional witch and Christian was quite chuffed to pick up a Leprechaun outfit as his costume.

Farewell Ireland

After 6 years in Ireland I’ve decided that the weather here just isn’t up to the advertised standard. So I’m headed off to Scotland, where I’m told that they have good, proper to-the-bones cold. When I first arrived in Ireland I knew nothing about the place except for what I’d seen on the news or […]


I only met Dr Francis Dolan a couple of times so I didn’t really know him well. But that doesn’t stop me from being shocked and saddened by his sudden death, at the age of only 34, just over a week ago. C knew him better, and other friends of ours as well and were […]

The Queen’s Speech

“A Uachtaráin agus a chairde” With these words, followed by the Irish President’s gasped “Wow!” and the 170 odd guest’s applause, Queen Elizabeth did more for Peace in Ireland than can ever be imagined. The speech that followed set the perfect tone and was, quite frankly, a masterpiece. The tone was of mutual admiration, understanding […]

Useful Links for Snow in Ireland

A few useful links I’ve come across for weather related stuff in Dublin. Irish Met Office is a reasonable site. The HIRLAM model is very accurate at predicting where and when snow will fall within a 24 hr period. Click on ‘Nedbor’ Watch passenger planes depart from/arrive at Dublin airport here. Excellent radar featuring flight […]


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