Tom Cox: From A to B

    IT WOULD be fair to say that occasionally I might pluck a topic from thin air. Not so...

Tom Cox: Eye on the past. From Ballyduff to Ballyduff

      BEFORE I embark on a cycle, I will usually consult one or other of the weather forecasting...

Tom Cox: A cycle of knowledge

    RECENTLY, as I was cycling in rural Roscommon, I passed another cyclist, bidding him hello as I did...

Saturday, 07/05/22 - 9:00am Read More

Tom Cox’s Eye on the Past will put a ‘Spring’ in your step

        |     Here’s one I made earlier! Tom Cox with his St Brigid’s Cross IT’S...

Saturday, 05/02/22 - 10:30am Read More

Tom Cox writes about: The winds of change

      A LITTLE over a week ago, we were spending some time in my native Roscommon. In a...

Sunday, 07/11/21 - 2:28pm Read More

Tom Cox: The Dunnes of Brittas

              AS any regular reader of this column will know, from time to time...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 12:37pm Read More

Boys from every barony

        LAST month, I left you with a poser on the number of townlands I pass through...

Saturday, 08/05/21 - 12:36pm Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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...

Saturday, 01/08/20 - 12:38pm Read More

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 Read More

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