An empire that once spanned the world and at its peak during the 19th century.

The Empire might be gone but ‘the notions’ linger on

Country Living with Francis Farragher At the risk of using the Brexit word and prompting any potential reader into pressing the exit button, a friend of mine mentioned to me during the week that there...
A day when most Irish people go 'just a little bit mad'.

A pastor who will have a lot to answer for by Sunday evening

Country Living with Francis Farragher Not that much by way of hard historical facts is known about him, but for all that, St. Patrick does have a lot to answer for in a term of...
Save of the century: The late Gordon Banks pulls off his ‘miracle save’ from Pele during the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

One sunny Saturday in July with Gordon Banks

Country Living with Francis Farragher Childhood heroes really never do leave the mind’s eye and a couple of weeks back, there was just a little moment of sadness when the news broke that one of...
Trip to see Alfred the Great in Tuam had unexpected consequences.

Memories of the Morris Minor and a trip to Alfred the Great

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s many decades back now, but there was a farmer close to me who was well into mid-life when introduced to the world of mechanically propelled vehicles. At the time...

A change in mood as light creeps back into our days

Country Living with Francis Farragher Well, February, one of my favourite little months of the year, is slipping by quite seamlessly and ushering us quite nicely into the Spring season, although she did deliver our...

Back to an era of fast guns, El Paso and Shane’s farewell

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s a friend of mine, who like myself is partial to a sup of beverage that’s a tad stronger than Coke, who at times has a hankering to go back...

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