Tag Archives: Ireland

The Croppy Acre

I walked past this stark memorial when I visited the Collins Barracks museum in Dublin. No signs or notes explained what it was. I’m glad to have seen it, and find out after the fact, but it’s a surprising oversight given how plaqued-up the rest of Dublin is. Ireland is a country that knows and […]

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The Irish Rover

I’m late for St Paddy’s, but stumbled upon this video of the Pogues and the Dubliners bashing out a classic.  It reminded me of another happy stumble I took, into a pub in Galway, where a table full of young men were similarly bashing out classics with all the verve and intensity of the gang […]

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Puckoon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puckoon My dad had me reading Spike Milligan’s books from a very young age, but unfortunately the delightful-sounding Puckoon wasn’t in our collection. Neither, it seems, is it in the extensive – yet obviously not exhaustive – collection of the Toronto Public Library. How disappointing! The novel concerns the troubles brought to the fictional Irish […]

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