Golden Moments

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Winner of Golden Ireland

Date: June 2020   Destination: Ireland

Congratulations to Ms Jean Dixon from Killiney, Co. Dublin who is the winner of the last installment of The Golden Ireland HomeBirds Competition. A...

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Stories from the Bog

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Listowel, Co.Kerry
Author: Gerard Hussey

“Are you back around?”, so was the greeting from the old fellas on the bog at Gortcureen. I knew a lot of them through my Dad, for he was of the...

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Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Castleknock, Dublin 15
Author: Joan Denihan (Mrs)

"I may be a Golden Oldie, But I try to act like young; I get up really early To make my day quite long. I hardly ever have the time To do all I'd...

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Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin

Date: May 2020   Destination: West Yorkshire
Author: Ann Rhodes

Here in Yorkshire they call a spade a spade. No soft ‘cocooning’ but ‘shielding’ giving an image of homes surrounded by high walls admitting...

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Date: May 2020   Destination: Dublin
Author: Rosa Fox

A greedy magpie rules my yard On smaller birds he’s very hard. Crouched in a spot beneath the table Shakes his feathers, preens. Is able To wheel...

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Molly’s Dream

Date: May 2020   Destination: Dublin 14
Author: Ann McHugh

She was running into the sea again tonight, one squealing little boy holding tightly to each hand. They screeched in unison, body temperature...

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The Old House Speaks

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Author: Mary Mc Govern

"I feel it in my stones that all it is not well A plague it is upon us a virus from hell I've been here for the last two hundred years I've...

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The Holiday that never was

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Author: Tom Burke

The holiday was booked and paid for. Our passports were in date and travel insurance in place. On a dreary February day the thoughts of relaxing in...

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The Funeral

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Killiney, County Dublin
Author: Jean Dixon

"I went to see you today. I was lucky that the church was within the five kilometre distance that we are allowed to travel so I set off in plenty of...

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Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Portmarnock, Co.Dublin
Author: (Mr) Garry Ahern

Isolating, contemplating, Universal insulating, Re-assessing home location, Seeking wonder vaccination. Improvising, organising, Skyping, Zooming,...

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