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Deal, or no deal (in Belfast)?

There has been little news since 9 March, when Sinn Fein surprisingly and abruptly withdrew their support for the Welfare Reform Bill making its way through Stormont. 336 more words


Ireland(s) or the umpteenth castle/ Irlanda(s) o el enésimo castillo

Why did I come here? Oh yes, I was on a ginger hunting,-though later on I found out I would have had more chances in Scotland, as there are more redheads-. 2,742 more words

Colum McCann’s ‘TransAtlantic’ -- An Earthbound Tale of a Historic Flight

An acclaimed novelist can’t repent of his research into historical events 

TransAtlantic: A Novel. By Colum McCann. Random House, 336 pp., $16, paperback.

By Janice Harayda… 771 more words


The Giant's Causeway

An easy day trip from Belfast, this UNESCO heritage listed site is truly a unique place to behold.

50 to 60 million years ago volcanic activity and lava are the explanation for the rock formation that is the Giant’s Causeway today. 152 more words


By Popular Request: More Lambs

A year ago I posted some photos of cute lambs; there have been demands for more this year.  So click here to see Spring 2014 on the Distant Drumlin… 61 more words