Tom Cox: An Eye on the past

My bicycle pumps Pump opposite St Brigid’s National School building. YOU may wonder how I dream up the subject matter for our monthly missive. Indeed, I sometimes wonder myself. And I apologise in advance if this month’s title suggests I...

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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 with fame, as our eldest daughter made a video clip of the first stalk of our crop of potatoes being...

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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 Read More

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

Hidden treasures

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Christmas Bookings

IF there’s one sure sign of Christmas, it’s a book launch. I have been at two within the last ten...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 3:57pm Read More

Around the Baybay

REGULAR readers will know that, from time to time, I take them along with me on a cycling odyssey. You...

Thursday, 20/11/14 - 12:00pm Read More