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These Hermit Nuns Left Their Monastery To Visit The Ploughing Championship

Two nuns from an enclosed order left their monastery yesterday to meet 80,000 people at the Ploughing Championship. Sr Monica and Sr Gwen, from the Order of Discalced Carmelites in Delgany, Co Wicklow, are used to a “small space with a quiet atmosphere”, which they share with six other nuns. Their average day is spent…

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No Sign Of Mrs. Doyle As Lidl Breaks The World Tea Pouring Record

The world record for pouring tea was smashed by a group of 12 at the National Ploughing Championship. No word from Mrs. Doyle on her feelings at being left out. A team of 12 people from Lidl made 1,848 cuppas in 60 minutes – beating the previous record by 240 cups. The volunteers had to…

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It’s Ireland But As You Rarely Imagine Her. See The Full Video

This is Ireland as you rarely imagine it. Flying above Lugnaquilla in winter the landscape is austere and mysterious with dramatic interplay of mist and light. This is one of a series by SkyCam Ireland. While their others are also well worth seeing they are taken in spring and summer. This stood out to me…

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Has BA Found A New Revenue Stream For Aer Lingus?

Here’s a sight you don’t see every day. Aer Lingus joined in on an acrobatic flying display by the Swiss Air Force. The performance was part of the recent Bray Air Display. Patrouille Suisse are the acrobatic display unit within the Swiss Air Force and do displays all around the world. This is the first…

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Old Picture Of The Week: Bray 1890’s

This weeks picture was taken in the 1890s and is of Bray Seafront. Once again we have a recent picture for comparison. While Bray itself has undergone major growth they have managed to keep the seafront and Bray Head itself relatively unchanged.

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