Atlantic Crossingsby Daithí Ó Sé
- A New York bachelors weekend leaves happy memories - Betting on Ireland’s rugby team does not
- Catching up with the The Bronx bachelors -- Amazing that the Rose of Tralee 2013 already underway
- Saying farewell to a dear friend and feeling strength in the community -- A sad Christmas as family and village mourn a great son and a true pal
- Christmas starts way too early here in Ireland nowadays - Halloween is hardly over when Santa Claus shows up
- Internet and Facebook bullying comes home to haunt Irish parents - Tragic deaths of two teenagers reveal scope of the problem
It was great to hit New York for the weekend a few weeks back and all for a good cause too. Being stuck in studio in Cork 4 days a week didn’t make it easy, especially when the Sunday night flights gets into to Shannon at 7am and we are in the office at 9. I couldn’t wait for the show to finish that evening; I was halfway to my bed before the credits were off the screen.
As you may know the Aisling Irish Centre invited me over to host The Bachelor of New York 2013 and what a night it was. I hadn’t been in Gaelic Park in years. It was like the Hillgrove night club in Dingle on a bank holiday weekend, the place was packed and people were there from all over Ireland.
I find it very hard to plan anything these days, being exiled in Cork for the winter might be having that effect on me or maybe it’s the time of year.
So when I was asked to launch the Rose of Tralee festival last week I didn’t know where to look or what month I was!
So that leaves Donegal with a 100% record in All-Ireland football finals, the same percentage as Kerry in All-Ireland hurling finals!
Now you can all make up our own minds, but to me all Rory Mcllory wants to do is play golf and doesn’t want make any big statements about whether he is orange or green, in fact he is the white between them!
Like most thing Irish if the gathering will be good and last a year the scattering will be even better and last a decade!
So that was the week before the Rose of Tralee for me with highs and lows, where the lows far outweighed the high.
To all celiac (fussy eaters) and not celiac Roses leaving the States and all over the world this week for Tralee, have a safe trip we are getting ready here for you!
One thing if you’re doing a cruise beware of the sharks them may not all be in the water though!
A great start to married life!
It was great to catch up with old friends. We should all do it more often its good for the soul!
In 1932, De Valera took the oath, but said that it was only a ‘symbol,’ only a piece of paper. One might ask what would have happened if he had taken it the first day, ach sin scéal eile (that’s another story). De Valera did pretty well as we know after that and the rest is actual history. So, did McGuinness do the same as De Valera? He might have! Will he like De Valera go on to be Úachtarán na hÉireann (President of Ireland)? Time will tell.
One think they would have it respect just like all on the TV show.