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...

Friday, 17/04/15 - 10:43am 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...

Friday, 10/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

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...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 3:36pm Read More

Within The Pale

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

Friday, 27/03/15 - 9:54am 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...

Friday, 20/03/15 - 10:31am 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...

Friday, 13/03/15 - 10:45am Read More

Pedal power

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

Thursday, 05/03/15 - 11:28am Read More

Ford ability

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

Friday, 27/02/15 - 11:56am 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,...

Thursday, 19/02/15 - 3:40pm Read More

Time To Think

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Christ’s ascension gives hope to us all Fr Paddy ByrneLAST Sunday, we celebrated the solemnity of the ascension of the Lord, 40 days after his resurrection, when Jesus Christ ascended in glory into Heaven. We remembered that moment when the...

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Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

After darkness, there always comes light Fr Paddy Byrne DESPITE the confinement and lockdown, not to mention the coroanvirus, we...

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 10:46am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Holding on to faith, hope and love LIVING through this pandemic and coping with isolation while managing our mental health...

Sunday, 10/05/20 - 11:45am Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

There is always a reason to hope CHURCHES are usually very active at this time of year with First Holy...

Sunday, 03/05/20 - 3:00pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

Thursday, 23/04/20 - 5:00pm Read More

Fr Paddy Byrne: Time to think

WHO says that Christ is not risen this year? When, in fact, he is dressed in a blue gown in...

Thursday, 16/04/20 - 12:00pm Read More

An Easter that was so very different

ON Ash Wednesday we were reminded of our frailty when we received ash on our foreheads. And we were advised...

Friday, 10/04/20 - 3:02pm Read More

Lockdown

Lockdown Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there...

Monday, 06/04/20 - 2:26pm Read More

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....

Friday, 24/04/15 - 11:13am Read More

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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