From Clapham to the Swan – on the town with the real London Irish
Are the young London Irish anything like Channel 4’s new TV show and what do they get up to on a night out ... If we are in County Clapham, this is its county town. THE WELCOMING party takes the form of four girls from the North of Ireland walking ...
Blarney Stone: Legendary History and Facts
Blarney Castle is in a small town of Blarney about five miles northwest ... Another version of the Blarney Stone story incorporates Irish mythology with its legendary history and facts. The Irish Goddess of Beauty, Cliodhna, was the Fairy Queen of Munster.
An ode to Birmingham: how can the UK's second city fix its image problem?
Birmingham's 2014 is about to get ... city and become more enclosed in themselves. "Muslims are feeling increasingly like the Irish did in the 1970s – they're treated as a suspicious community." In Birmingham, history repeats itself depressingly: its ...
St. Patrick's Day shenanigans to feature blarney, malarkey, say hooligans (+video)
On St. Patrick's Day ... Murphy's Law doesn't apply to all Irish names that have become English terms. The city of Limerick, for instance, hasn't been particularly diminished by the five line humorous verse to which it lent its name (although it would ...
Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality
SOMEWHERE NEAR AGLOE, N.Y. — It is one thing to lose your keys or your iPhone, even the love of your life, but to lose an entire town? Yet that is what just happened in upstate New York. Last week, Google did something it almost never does — it wiped a ...