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Yola

Once commonly spoken in the areas of Forth and Bargy, Yola died out in the 19th century. A dialect of middle-English (first brought to...

A Changing Landscape

Our towns and cities change dramatically over time. Shops open and close, buildings are refurbished, streets are re-paved and soon a...

The Saltee Islands

In honour of the day that's in it, I thought I would share this quirky bit of folklore about the Saltee Islands. Best known as a thriving...

Watching The World Go By

I love this image, from the horse and cart in the background to the man eyeing the photographer as he smokes his pipe and survey’s the...

Changing Weather

It's never been an easy task to predict the weather on our little island. This week, I came across an account of traditional ways to...

Nature Walks

Our last submission reminisced about walks on the beach, making me feel quite nostalgic about being able to travel further than five...

Ways and Means

Our last submission got me thinking about travel. Living away from home for a time brings new experiences and an adventure away from...

Playtime

The latest story submission got me thinking about children's games and how they change over time. What were the games you played as a...

Walking

Sometimes we are so focused on the destination, we forget to look around us on our way. Walking along the quay, modern construction sits...

Street Names

How often do you look at signposts or street names when you are finding your way? Street names can tell us so much about the history of a...

Daily Routes

Our worlds have become smaller in the last year, but that doesn't mean we are standing still! It can be really interesting to pay...

Let's Get Started

We spend our lives going somewhere, yet we rarely stop to think about what we see on the way. Taking some photos the next time you go to...