Golden Moments

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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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Date: May 2020   Destination: Dublin
Author: Breda Nathan

I’ve just discovered I’ve an underlying condition. What’s definitely worse is… there is no remission. The incurable disease is commonly...

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Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Carraigaline, Co. Cork
Author: Vivienne Foley

The nest is quiet. The teens are about to start Zoom classes with their teachers. Usually far more tech savvy than their parents, these chicks are...

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A walk with my camera

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

Covid and the Lock-down have given us time to reflect, take stock of what really matters and I fall back on Nature. Two outdoor distractions have...

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Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Author: Kay Morrison

My ticker's beating dodgy, And my future's looking bleak. My stomach is gone all podgy, And I need some pills to sleep. My pains are all...

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Who Says We Are Homebound?

Date: May, June 2020   Destination: Colorado Springs, United States of America
Author: Tina L. Wisler

Where, exactly, is the problem I wonder? I have relished this isolation as I usually get so little of it and I love the gift of quiet, alone time. ...

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Golden Ireland Survey Results

Date: May 2020   Destination: Ireland

Between May 12th and May 19th, Golden Ireland conducted a national survey of it’s members to determine how people felt about the current crisis,...

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Late Spring Musings 2020

Date: May 2020
Author: Michael Breen

"I look in the mirror each day I rise. I ask myself what mask should I wear today? The brave, the fearful, the happy or the surgical one? I opt for...

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Poul na Phuca

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

Decades five have passed Since last I went Down bog boreen To Poul at Gortcureen I recall when life was young When roses prim gayly shone When frogs...

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Life's Little Pleasures

Date: May 2020
Author: Emer Breen

I've spent the past weeks on my own In my little "Home Sweet Home" I've missed my friends and family too But yet I've found so much to do I've...

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