liveIreland

Irish Internet Radio and TV from Dublin, Ireland.

Ann Brien's Blog (7)

There's A Grand Stretch In The Evenings....

Hotel Isaacs, 48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

Hubby and I have returned once more to our favourite spot in West Cork, namely Allihies. This time we decided rather than make the five plus hours straight journey we'd stop overnight in Cork City so…

Continue

Added by Ann Brien on April 1, 2011 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

When The Boat Comes In....

Fishing Trawler, Castletownbere Harbour. Every Wednesday hubby and I head into Castletownbere, West Cork to stock up on groceries and order our mid-week take-away dinner of haddock and chips…

Continue

Added by Ann Brien on February 24, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

A Window Of Light In Darkest Winter

The above image I came across one Christmas several years ago in a Sunday newspaper. Its dipiction of terraced houses on a winter's night, their windows bathed in bright orange light, brought me straight back to my childhood in our avenue in Ringsend. The photo had such an effect on me that I cut it out and… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on February 5, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Solace In Familiar Places

The journey along Dublin's main O'Connell Street onto Parnell Street was an uphill struggle against battering winds and heavy rain made all the worse by the fact that I was trying to hold up an umbrella. While the end of my journey brought some physical comfort away from the atrocious weather it would not give much in the way of psychological consolation as I was to collect my husband's… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on December 2, 2009 at 23:30 — No Comments

Connemara Revisited!

Our arrival (hubby and I) a little over a week ago in Spiddal, Connemara, County Galway was greeted by warm sunshine along with a gentle breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. It seemed summer had finally arrived on Ireland's West Coast.



(Above: View over Spiddal Quay, Connemara, County Galway)



Not too much has changed in Spiddal since our first visit exactly thirty seven years ago when we, along with a group of friends (most of… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on May 22, 2009 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Jade Goody - A Shining Star Whose Light Is Slowly Fading

As recent as August of last year Jade Goody was given the devastating news that she had cervical cancer while she was appearing on India's version of Big Brother, "Big Boss". As a huge fan of Jade since her first appearance on Big Brother 3 in 2002 I was shocked like so many to read those headlines. Little did anyone know then we would now be reading about her impending death.



Over the years Jade has come in for a lot of criticism and cruel… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on February 22, 2009 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

A Childhood Scene

As the evenings are now well and truly closing in and winter's chill bites at our noses I thought I'd share with you one of my happiest childhood memories from that season. This entry is from my Blogspot website:



I am remembering a Christmas past, not for the usual activities associated with this festive season, but simply for a most truly memorable stroll taken by myself and the family dog, Scamp, through a beautiful snow-covered Ringsend… Continue

Added by Ann Brien on November 10, 2008 at 23:19 — 2 Comments

© 2014    

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service