Eye on the past

Seeing the light

LAST week, I was on my way to Dublin airport on the happy errand of collecting our youngest and her husband, who were visiting for an extended weekend. With the most recent changes to the traffic system at Newlands Cross,...

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Rathmoyle revisited

IF YOU have been following this column over the last few weeks, you will know that a stroll down Lansdowne...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:45am Read More

Falling through the cracks

LAST week, while exploring Laois connections to early 20th-century Dublin, I indulged in a bit of family nostalgia as I...

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A walk down Lansdowne Road

IT’S been a while since I found myself in the environs of the capital with time on my hands. But...

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Within The Pale

LAST week, I happened to come across a report concerning the latest revision of Irish statute law. Ordinarily, such a...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 9:56am Read More

Dictionary corner

SOME weeks back, I was getting excited about the pre-publication subscriber list to William Wilson’s Post Chaise Companion. His traveller’s...

Wednesday, 18/03/15 - 12:34pm Read More

A lot talked now

SOME weeks ago when I visited Kevin Higgins in Abbeyleix, he asked if I would be interested in giving a...

Wednesday, 11/03/15 - 2:48pm Read More

Pedal power

LAST week, I got into a bit of reverie about motoring and all that it entailed in times past and,...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 11:29am Read More

Ford ability

LAST week, I happened on a comment which our eldest had posted on social media. She had scored 100% on...

Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 3:57pm Read More

Reverend Connections

BEFORE I finally release you from my most recent obsession with William Wilson’s Post-Chaise Companion, specifically, his list of subscribers,...

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Time To Think

The pope’s ten steps for a happy life

HERE are Francis’s ten steps for a happy, healthy life. These reflective suggestions point us in a most positive pathway. As we enjoy these lovely spring days, it’s well worthwhile to put such thought into our daily lives. 1) Live...

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Appreciating what’s done on your behalf

A YOUNG, academically-excellent person applied for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview. The managing...

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Easter, when ‘All is possible’

EASTER 2015 brings with it a time of hope and new beginnings. Signs of economic recovery and growing employment bring...

Wednesday, 08/04/15 - 4:09pm Read More

Holy Week – a new day dawns

NEXT week we celebrate Holy Week – seven days filled with religious symbolism and rituals, from washing feet to venerating...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:37pm Read More

The healer

I SAW a strange sight. I stumbled upon a story most strange, like nothing my life had ever prepared me...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 9:58am Read More

A mother’s love is a blessing

EVERYONE has a mother, so it isn’t surprising that throughout the world there are ways of honouring and celebrating mothers....

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God loves us as we are

I SHOOK my head in disbelief. This couldn’t be the right place. After all, I couldn’t possibly be welcome here....

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The gift of life

LAST year, I baptised a tiny 28-week baby. Her name was Angel. She survived and is testimony to the resilient...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 11:31am Read More

Ten pieces of advice from God this Lent

Quit worrying LIFE has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that...

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Lent: a time to prepare

ASH Wednesday, 18 February, marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, Lent brings with it a time of cutting back, which...

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