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The face of mischief, mayhem and merriment. A toddler with a cheeky grin and a larger than life personality. This photograph of my mother was taken about 77 years ago and it’s one of my favourite images in our family … Continue reading

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When Ellis Island officially opened on January 1, 1892, the first passenger registered through the immigration station was Annie Moore. The young Irish teenager and her two¬†brothers, Anthony and Philip, had departed from Cork, Ireland on December 20, 1891 aboard … Continue reading


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In Ireland you can have all four seasons in a day, so it’s difficult to say anything is really off-season. However, it’s the middle of June and although we’ve had a little bit of sunshine, this is what most days … Continue reading

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Forces of Nature

This battered row of wooden sentinels on my local beach, defying the forces of nature, made me think of an army of soldiers on the front line. The pounding of waves reminded me of war, so I turned my photo … Continue reading

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