Something is Rotten in the State of Cork

Violence ruled the city’s suburbs streets last weekend. It seemed that the newsworthy incidents would never cease. After the horrific and tragic loss of life on the Bandon Road Thursday evening there was no sign of the violence stopping. A man was assaulted in Blackpool on Friday evening near the church by two men armed … Continue reading Something is Rotten in the State of Cork

‘In One Eye, Out the Other’ – Review

Hickey (centre) with Dom McHale and Laura O'Mahony, his CCCahoots partners I saw Tadhg Hickey’s one man show in the Riverbank Arts Theatre in Newbridge this past Saturday. As a massive fan of CCCahoots, there was no chance that I was missing a performance of Tadhg Hickey’s one-man show, ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’. … Continue reading ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’ – Review

A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing! – Cardiac Hill

Why is the red path bigger than the other paths? Oh, boys. Cardiac Hill/The Cardiac Steps are aptly named. 20 to 25 minutes of steps and uphill climbing and clamboring. Your legs are on fire straight away, your heart beating out of your chest. You look at your girlfriend/boyfriend/partner ahead of you and wonder would … Continue reading A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing! – Cardiac Hill

Is Cork City losing its charm?

https://youtu.be/aqCD1ZIK1a4 There are no Echo boys anymore. Only Echo boys all grown up and still calling the familiar chant down the city streets. I haven't seen Michael O'Regan in quite some time. Maybe his absence is part of the reason I am becoming disenchanted with the city I call my home.Living abroad puts double-glazed rose-tinted … Continue reading Is Cork City losing its charm?

A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing!

There used to be a time when I would scoff at the idea of doing anything productive on New Year's Day. It was a day for the hangover and an evening for the bed. Sure look, you might be cheeky and go for one or five pints in the evening but that'd be it. The … Continue reading A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing!

On the Dublin to Cork road in heavy rain – Poem

As soon as I turned onto the Cork road it began to rain.Not just little dropletsBut big, fat ones that spread out across the windshield,Blurring my vision and causing me to slow down. God forbid I go below 120 and stay safe on the road!Especially when His Heavens have opened so magnificently above me.I have … Continue reading On the Dublin to Cork road in heavy rain – Poem