When will we see your like again

When will we see your like again
This entry is part 17 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

24 August 2019 Nope. Not a rugby fan at all. But to be able to sit in a packed rugby stadium, and hear The Flower of Scotland being sung by tens of thousands of passionate Scottish rugby fans…. now that’s a different thing altogether. Scotland against France in a warm-up test for the rugby world…

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And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught

And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught
This entry is part 16 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

23 August 2019 I’ve come to love trying to figure out where the Windows Spotlight mages on the workstations at work are taken. And when I spot one of a place that I know, or where I have been, my nomadic genes get quite excited.  One particular image caught our attention a while ago. It looked…

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Up, ride with the kelpie

Up, ride with the kelpie
This entry is part 15 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

22 August 2019 Parents will always find something to scare their children into submission. In Scotland, it seems that parents like to use the mythical kelpie, to scare their children away from open water. Even though some believe that the kelpies will actually save them. According to Scottish legends, kelpies are mythical spirits that haunt…

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Hiding from the clouds of grey

Hiding from the clouds of grey
This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

21 August 2019 Don’t you just hate airports. For a flight that barely lasts an hour, it seems like an awful lot of effort. And sadly, I would have to say that Ryanair is not the most helpful of airlines. All that aside, we’re in Scotland! We were told that the amount of rain that…

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Hurrah for General Guinness

Hurrah for General Guinness
This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

20 August 2019 It’s a bit of a special day, so we planned to take it slow. Niel wanted to visit the cathedrals. But the real highlight of the day would be the Guinness Experience The Guinness experience is impressive. I’ll just let the photo’s speak for themselves. And that effectively is a wrap for…

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We’ll bring back the MacCarthy cup

We’ll bring back the MacCarthy cup
This entry is part 11 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

18 August 2019 It’s the day that almost every person in Ireland was waiting for. Well – most definitely every person in Kilkenny and Tipperary. Or Tipp, as they call it. It’s the All-Ireland Senior Hurling final. Those who could get tickets, will be in Croke Park in Dublin to watch the match. Some cinemas…

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It’s a long way…

It’s a long way…
This entry is part 10 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

17 August 2019 The St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh is celebrating their centenary this year. Whilst building on this impressive cathedral already started in 1869, it was only in 1919 that the cathedral was finally consecrated. It’s tower contains one of the largest carillons in Europe, with a total of 49 bells collectively weighing more…

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We set sail from the fair Cobh of Cork

We set sail from the fair Cobh of Cork
This entry is part 9 of 27 in the series Ag am ar bith - Ireland & Scotland 2019

16 August 2019 Somewhere around 1680, England ordered the build of a fort at the entrance of Kinsale Harbour. They had wind of the fact that the king of France felt a bit like causing trouble along the southern coast of Ireland, and they rather wanted to be sure to be able to resist a…

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