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Thoughts from Moone: Ogham to Isaac (2011)

Ireland is full of rock formations, the purpose of which we don’t understand. Outside Carlow Town is a dolmen which is to say a huge rock mounted on a number of other rocks. The one I’m talking about has a capstone of over 100 tons. It is the biggest in Europe. If you...

The Massacre of Mullaghmast

This article was originally written in 2001 but it has been continually amended since, as I learn more of the events surrounding that darkest of days. The most recent update is June 2019, as per the timeline below. Historical Boffery History is a peculiar sport. Like...
Rathsallagh, County Wicklow: A Potted History of 6,000 Years

Rathsallagh, County Wicklow: A Potted History of 6,000 Years

An epic and sweeping saga of Stone Age genius, Normans warriors, Georgia gentlemen and noble revolutionaries in the Wicklow Mountains, homing in on the Ryves, Pennefather and O'Flynn families. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Shackleton’s Island

Shackleton’s Island

A review of the National Geographic's episode of Ice Patrol entitled 'Shackleton's Island' (2009) when a group of marines followed Shackleton's astonishing journey through the uncharted mountains of South Georgia Island. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...