Ireland win Grand Slam in Six Nations

The year was 1948 when Ireland last won the Grand Slam of the Six Nations Championship. ..

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

In just moments, we’ll have a fine Irish breakfast on our way to the big parade. We’ve been in the spirit of things since Sunday, when we went to Big Day Out. ..

St Patrick’s Anticipation

On last year’s Saint Patrick’s Day, we watched part of the parade. …With the cold weather, most of the Irish colour last year came from fantastic hats. The rest of the year, one rarely sees these outside of tourist souvenir shops. …The Marching Illini appeared before us in all their glory. For your pleasure, a very badly shot movie of the moment is available on YouTube.

First Signs of Spring in Dublin

Sunday was gorgeous: warm and partly sunny. Today was almost as nice. It feels like spring!
In some places, robins are a sign of spring. In others, the heavens are the guide.

This Week in the Tumblr

Alert readers have noticed the regular updates to this blog’s sidebar: daily photos, news stories from Ireland and all over the world, and other items of general interest. ..

Yes we have winter in Dublin

If you follow the Tumblr photos in the sidebar of this blog, then you’ve seen a few shots of the snow in Dublin this week. ..

Ninetieth Anniversary of The First Dáil Éireann

The Bugle is a bit tardy in reporting the 90th anniversary of the first independent parliament of Ireland. ..

Joyce’s Birthday today!

James Joyce was born in Dublin on this day in 1882. In honour of one of Ireland’s greatest writers, I set out to find his birthplace. ..

Friday’s Inauguration

I know, I know, the title is a weaker pun than even Bugle readers should expect.
We partied with friends at TGI Friday’s on St Stephen’s Green. ..

Irish Independence: “One Big Union”

Today marks 100 years since the organisation of a labour union that played a crucial role in Irish independence. ..