Showing posts from April, 2017

Ireland’s four provinces

The story behind Ireland’s four provinces IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral April 18, 2017 Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster - each one has something special to offer.  WIKIMEDIA COMMONS That the four provinces of Ireland began as loosely bordered kingdoms is something of an afterthought to most tourists, but  each province  is rich in a history that unlocks and often predates the time of the High Kings’ reign. In modern times, the country has four provinces: Leinster in the east, Connacht in the west, Ulster in the north and Munster in the south. The Irish word for province "cúige" derives from the phrase "fifth part," a hat tip to the historical fifth province of Ireland where  Co. Meath  in Leinster is now. The majority of the province of Meath became part the county although more northern areas were integrated into Ulster counties.  Before the Norman invasion in 1169, these five provinces existed as loosely federated kingdoms

The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City.

The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City. Do you know the story behind the Irish flag? IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral April 18, 2017   The Irish flag has a rich and interesting history. ISTOCK How much do you know about the flag that represents the Republic of Ireland? The Irish flag (Bratach na hÉireann) – also known as the Irish tricolor – was flown publicly for the first time during the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, on March 7, in Waterford City, at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club. It was flown by Thomas Francis Meagher, then a leader of the Young Irelander movement, who would go down in history as  Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Union Army  during the American Civil War. While here in the US Meagher is best remembered for his role as a General in the Union Army and Governor of what is now Montana, his impact on Irish history and patriotic pride was also immense. When Meagher  hung the tricolor in Waterford , it boldly fle

DFM - Dibujos Fuengirola Mijas

Bella - Oil on canvas. Espiritu de Espana - oi on canvas. J53 - James Joyce. XV.IV.MMXVII. Watercolour 76 x 56 cm. Joyce at the Door - oil on canvas. 18.04.2017 at Parc Andalucía, Las Lagunas.

Dublin Joycean Images 2017

Dublin Joycean Images 2017 Closing lines of Ulysses Opening lines Ulysses Abstract head james Joyce Bloomsday re-enacted Closing lines Finnegans Wake Molly on the Chamber Pot Mr Bloom

Prints of Artworks available

Prints available. Roger Cummiskey: Artist Website Roger from Sandymount, Dublin, in Ireland is a full time painter who now is living between Dublin and Malaga, southern Spain. More Information: If you would like to know more about Roger or any of the work displayed on this website please... ROGER-CUMMISKEY.PIXELS.COM

Bloomsday - Spain 2017

Click here Bloomsday 2017 edit Come and join us on the beach in Fuengirola on: Bloomsday, Friday 16 June 2017 at 08:00 h. We will start by reading Chapter six from Ulysses – Hades, Glasnevin cemetery in  YOUR language. Bring your own copy. Enquiries from +34 666 78 26 42.  And it is  FREE.  All that is required is that you   turn up on time   to participate. It will be a memorable occasion. A fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully or partially immersed in –  sea water. Bloomsday – June 16th  – is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world, from Fuengirola to Melbourne. It is celebrated in at least sixty countries worldwide. The novel,  Ulysses , by James Joyce recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin – June 16, 1904 – as an ordinary Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses. Where:  The Beach, Fuengirola Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 29640 Fuen