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Eye on the past
Tom Cox: The Dunnes of Brittas
AS any regular reader of this column will know, from time to time I can get stuck in a historical rut. And some ruts are deeper than others. Almost seven years ago, around...
The Dunnes of Brittas
Boys from every barony
LAST month, I left you with a poser on the number of townlands I pass through on one of my regular 5km-limited cycle routes. It’s a question I couldn’t answer myself at the time, and I’m...
Tom Cox: 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,...
Monday, 05/04/21 - 1:26pm
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...
Saturday, 07/11/20 - 4:00pm
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
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