Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish; it’s necessary. #quote

Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann. Hillsborough Fort, Hillsborough, Co Down, Captive Landscapes by Stephen Emerson Advertisements

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Today in Irish History – 14 January:

1753 – Death of George Berkeley, Irish philosopher and Anglican. 1775 – John Hely-Hutchinson, Provost of Trinity College, fights a duel with William Doyle over abusive newspaper articles. Doyle is ill and has to lean on a crutch at the duel; on being challenged he had initially complained of sore eyes, and ‘objected to stand […]

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Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

‘Animosity, resentment and envy doesn’t affect the heart of others – it only affects your own.’ Summit of Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co Down, Captive Landscapes by Stephen Emerson. The optical illusion known as ‘Brocken Spectre’ is caused by atmospheric conditions casting the person’s shadow creating an apparition with a rainbow coloured halo.

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Today in Irish History – 19 December:

1751 – The Irish Parliament authorises application of a revenue surplus to the reduction of the national debt which causes a dispute between the House of Commons and the Government. 1813 – Thomas Andrews, scientist and research chemist, is born in Belfast. 1864 – Birth of William Plunket in Dublin. He was Governor of New […]

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Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Never in the history of calming down has anyone calmed down by being told to calm down. Captured from Clogher Head just before the sun set behind the Blanket Islands on the Dingle Peninsula. ‘An Tiaracht’ or Inishtearaght is the westernmost of the Blasket Islands, and thus the westernmost island of Ireland. Captive Landscapes by […]

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