Category: culture

Happy New Year To All Fencers

It’s that time of year again! The calendar has crawled past the 31st of December and we all wake up full of resolution to face bravely into a new year.  So let’s raise a glass, or even a sword, to…

Diamond Sharp Fencing

It’s always surprising to find out who is a fencer in their spare time. The latest celebrity to be un-masked (so to speak) is Neil Diamond who, according to this article in the Irish Times, was quite a handy fencer…

Dancing and Fencing

I took a family dance workshop the other day with the wife and child as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.  I used to do a lot of dancing, from traditional to classical, but, like a lot of things, I…

Fencing Chic

I got very excited on Saturday to see the above  sub-heading in Irish Times here .  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a fashion shoot loosely hung on  a forthcoming play Between Foxrock and a Hard Place based on the…