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Conversations with Tiberius Purcelli

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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci We recently went to the Mill House Gallery, www.themillhousegallery.com, for a Mark O’Neill exhibition.  The gallery and gardens … Continue reading

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Who’s passing out the get out of jail cards?

Should I write about the upcoming Irish election along with Irish “justice” for criminals … ah why not?  Perhaps you can find some common ground in both, because both politicians and criminals have already found their pot of gold. I do realize that many … Continue reading

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A Day at Leopardstown Races

After being postponed because of the weather, the Leopardstown Christmas Meeting, much to the delight of racing fans, finally jump started. Pun intended. Colleen, my daughter, and I were off as well. I might add with a “bit” of a … Continue reading

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Whitey’s Friends? … or Buddy Rules!

REWARD The FBI is offering a $2,000,000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger. CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS Did you read the above “considered armed and extremely dangerous”? In the Watch “Quackers” of Clonegal … Continue reading

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Words? eegit feckin eegit wanker shite gobshite fair enough no bother brilliant fucking brilliant One might select words from this list to describe….oh let’s say US Vice President Joe Biden…Now the entire world knows US Vice President Joe Biden is … Continue reading

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Christmas Tales – or stories told after numerous cocktails.

Ah, it’s that time of year when tales are told, especially after a few. No one can tell a story like the person who originally told it and if they played a part in it, even better.  With that in … Continue reading

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Out and About

Out and About after ten days of snow and freezing temperatures the roads around Abbeydown became somewhat passable. Well at least I thought so.So off we go on our first road trip since the EU and IMF took over Ireland. We … Continue reading

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Tiberius and Brownie …or Brownie’s Day Off

  While the master of Tiberius and Brownie was away soaking up the sun, Mary and I were assigned “looking after the cats” duty.   Brownie is the female and is actually a black cat but the master calls her Brownie … Continue reading

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The Watch “Quackers” of Clonegal

They are like the master’s watch dogs announcing the arrival of unwanted guests. Clonegal is a Switzerland like village in the southeast of County Carlow, Ireland.  The Irish name for it is Cluain na nGall, meaning “meadow of the foreigners”.  … Continue reading

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