Roy Keane's parents moved to Rathpeacon, the jewel of Cork lying between Whitechurch (ugh) and Blackpool (ugh), in the 1990s. Some say it was the beginning of his most successful years! For any fans of one of Ireland's greatest ever players, and arguably Manchester United's greatest modern player, you will want to check out this … Continue reading Rathpeacon’s adopted star!
It is hard to pin Cillian Murphy to one role. He has never been typecast and is believable in every role he plays. In an interview with Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits, he attributes his ability to play so many different characters believably is down to his relative anonymity in his public life. I am … Continue reading Happy Birthday Cillian Murphy!
I have written some lovely descriptive pieces about the beauty in the hills of Kerry and the rugged charm of Sugarloaf, all the while forgetting some of the lovely places that I've been in Cork. Come to the real capital of Éire and the actual European capital of culture 2005 and feast your eyes on … Continue reading Must see sights in Cork
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?
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
This week Barry declines my invitation for a coffee and goes on another expletive-filled rant. Starbucks, the mighty coffee giant, falls under his scrutinous gaze. Jaysus, sure what are ye after now? Coffee? Where? Not a hope in hell am I going back to that Starbucks place. After the furore the last day and my … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: Coffee, Pt. 2.
Artwork for the band's latest release Happy Friday, folks. I hope ye all have a lovely weekend planned and that the sun will shine, or at the very least the rain will stay away. In my last post, a review of Meghan Ali's new song, Far Off Shores, I waxed lyrical about the talent that … Continue reading Ballad of the Rescuer – The Lost Gecko
Cork is full of thriving, talented musicians. From rap to traditional, hip hop to indie-pop, the Rebel County is a hotbed of young, up and coming artists. I am lucky to have played with some, attended the gigs of others, but one of my greatest honours is calling some of them my friends. Meghan Ali … Continue reading Far Off Shores – Meghan Ali
"Take what you can get from Ireland and scoot... Leave before it takes your belief from you, or worse, buries it within you." So says Finn, a down on his luck poet living in Dublin, advising our main character Kate to leave the Emerald Isle and seek pastures new. His appearance and announcements coincide with … Continue reading Country Girls
"Back once again." The reviews are back! Ger Canning has uttered this iconic phrase in countless G.A.A. matches broadcast on live television over the last number of decades. I reached out to him to ask would he record it for me so I could have it playing whenever someone opened an article of mine. … Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? Review.