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Eye on the past
Tom Cox: Eye on the past
Did you know there are 1,111 townlands in Co Laois, according to the townlands.ie website. In his monthly column, Tom Cox explores some of these well-known townslands as he cycles his way around (within his 5km restrictions), discovering the...
Tom Cox: Eye on the past
Tom Cox is ‘Digging in the garden’
I LEFT you last month promising to do a bit of digging in the garden. The garden in question is Heywood, and you will be relieved to know that my digging will not be of the literal kind. My...
Tom Cox: An Eye on the past
My bicycle pumps Pump opposite St Brigids National School building. YOU may wonder how I dream up the subject matter...
Saturday, 01/08/20 - 12:38pm
Tom Cox: Eye on the Past
The humble spud Tom Cox happily digging-up his first crop of new potatoes LAST week, I had a brief dalliance...
Sunday, 05/07/20 - 12:17pm
Seeing the light
LAST week, I was on my way to Dublin airport on the happy errand of collecting our youngest and her...
Thursday, 23/04/15 - 11:10am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I ALWAYS have a sense of excitement when I am about to examine an old publication for the first time....
Friday, 13/02/15 - 10:07am
The Post-Chaise Companion
LAST week, in the course of my ramblings as I negotiated the Great Heath 10k, I made reference to the...
Friday, 06/02/15 - 10:01am
My race is run
THERE comes a time in January when you just know it is no longer appropriate to continue to wish people...
Thursday, 29/01/15 - 12:33pm
Voyage of the century
EXACTLY one hundred years ago today, on 20 January 1915, Ernest Shackleton and his crew, on board the Endurance, were waking...
Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 3:08pm
A place in history
By now, little Christmas has passed, and superstition suggests that, if you have any vestige of Christmas decoration remaining, things...
Thursday, 15/01/15 - 2:33pm
A walk into 2015
Happy New Year one and all, and welcome to our first outing of 2015. No matter how hard you try,...
Wednesday, 07/01/15 - 10:37am
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