Category: general

Putting The Sword Back Into Politics*

Flame-haired Former Fencer Flattens First Minister Naomi Long Elected MP for East Belfast In the biggest upset of the general election in Northern Ireland, Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has beaten the Democratic Unionist Party leader and First Minister of…

Historic Irish Fencing Footage

I came across this footage on YouTube from 1941 of a fencing club in Dublin.  There is no further information with the video but I suspect it is of the Dublin University Fencing Club, TCD, as that club was restarted…

Snow Fencing

Snow is general all over Ireland and the nation has ground to the halt.  Yes indeed, just a light dusting of snow, a few centimetres, is sufficient to bring the country to its knees.  Unaccustomed as we are to snow…

Happy New Year

I was going to write a post full of my resolutions for the New Year most of which would optimistically strive for a better me and be promptly forgotten in a week or two.  What else are New Years Resolutions…

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas one and all, and all the best for 2010. In the meantime, here’s a short Christmas message from Ireland’s only Oscar contender this year: