Monthly Archives: October 2015

2009 – U2 play Madison Square Garden at the 25th anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
‘Gimme Shelter’ (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away War, children, it’s just…

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Taps

I had a recurring dream. Nightmares are nothing new to me, but this one was different. I was running from someone (or something). I had a stabbing pain in my side as if I’d been wounded; the longer I ran, … Continue reading

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1989 – After serving 15 years in prison, the “Guildford Four”: Gerard ‘Gerry’ Conlon, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Armstrong, Carole Richardson and Paul Hill are released in what is considered to be one of the biggest-ever miscarriages of justice in Britain. Paul Hill is taken to a Belfast prison where he was serving time for murder; he was also expected to be released.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
On 19 October 1989, Gerry Conlon stormed out of the Old Bailey in London, with his sisters Bridie and Ann, and delivered an extraordinary, impromptu speech that has become iconic…

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Awake

WARNING; THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS PROFANITY, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AND ADULT SITUATIONS AND SHOULD NOT BE READ BY ANYONE WITH AN OUNCE OF HUMAN DECENCY. (If I had an ounce of human decency, I’d most likely drink it.) The best party I … Continue reading

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This Day in Irish History

Blood on the snow; Blood on his hands; Grey matter on his face; His face gone pale. Five shell casings. He picked them up; Put them in his pocket; Telling himself he didn’t know why; He knew it was all … Continue reading

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Relationship Advice

I had a friend who had a problem. We were both in our early twenties; he was a good Derry boy from a good Catholic family, and he was handsome and witty, and bright. Sort of. His problem was that … Continue reading

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‘Rock Stars Stole His Life!’

Originally posted on The Cedar Lounge Revolution:
Reading the book ‘Rock Stars Stole My Life!’ by Mark Ellen who you will, no doubt,remember from Smash Hits, the Old Grey Whistle Test, NME and so on. It’s a good read, indeed…

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