Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Tribute to the Late James Young – A Belfast Comedian and Entertainer

James was famous throughout the North of Ireland, but barely known elsewhere. He worked tirelessly his whole life to bring our people together, He made us laugh at ourselves, then made us cry and then laugh again. God Bless you … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz 1941

Bombs Over Belfast= Easter Tuesday April 14/15th 1941. No other city in the United kingdom, save London, had lost so many of her citizens in one night’s raid. No other city, except possibly Liverpool, ever did. That afternoon it’s unlikely … Continue reading

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November 11th 2015 Remembrance day.

 This blog in honour and memory of my shipmate Michael Chislett RN -RCN. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the … Continue reading

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Dog Must be related.

These dogs must either be related or they both have crazy owners?? A dogs life indeed!! more like the life of Reilly!!! One lives in Abram Village PEI the other lives in Killinchy Northern Ireland. An ocean apart but they … Continue reading

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The Rary Bird & and the Turnip Field

Sorry, there are no photo’s available of Rary birds, have to use a parrot!!! A man walked into a pet shop to buy a parrot, I’m sorry said the owner I’m all out of parrots but I do have this … Continue reading

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Arsenal Win!!!!!

Wow!!! The good old Gunners won today, they defeated Swansea 2-0 at Swansea. Still hanging in at fifth spot in the league. They have to make into fourth soon in order to have a place in the European Champions Cup … Continue reading

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The 17th March is just around the corner

It is nearing the time of year when local newspapers have nothing better to say and do than place a photo on their front page of a barmaid holding a pint of green beer. This is their insipid way of … Continue reading

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Abortion in Ireland

Not sure I have a particular stand on this subject, I do believe an abortion should not be carried out merely for convenience or as a form of birth control. I know as a man, abortion is not something I’m … Continue reading

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A 60th Year Reunion

Yesterday, Sunday 7th October the cruise ship MV Arcadia docked in Charlottetown for the day. Aboard were Bobby Weir and his wife Margaret. Bobby lived in the house opposite me on Ewarts Row in Belfast, Northern Ireland, back in the … Continue reading

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A Touch of Blarney (A True Story)

As promised here is my story, its a bit long for a short story, but its Irish and an Irish mile is about three miles long!!! Enjoy my tale and please feel free to tell me if you believe it … Continue reading

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