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I am a published writer originally from Achill Island in Co. Mayo, Ireland. I Love Film, Rock and Literature. I currently live in Galway City. I have a background as a playwright and I have studied Film and Television. I am 30 years old. Writing is a passion and a burden. A love hate relationship. I Still love it though. I am willing to write about anything as long as something out of the ordinary interests me about it. There's a natural high in writing, this warm feeling of accomplishment that washes over you after the agonising pain and stress of having to type it out and edit it. Lets just say I don't write things by half and this blog is a great opportunity for me to really flex the creative muscles in the brain and think more left sided than I already do, to do research and be as broad in my topics as I can possibly be. Ok so my interests in certain subjects will overide others, but that's what makes me tick...

Read the articles, enjoy them, rate them, comment on them, link them, love them, cherish them. As the blog expands so will the topics, so hopefully there will be an article out there for everybody to read.

And remember that knowledge is power.

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  • The Sound Un/signed Collective - The Best In The West
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    The Sound Un/signed Collective - The Best In The West

    3 years ago

    This is the definitive list of established up and coming rock acts and singer songwriters to come out from the West of Ireland.

  • Album Review - 'Dutch Buffalo' by Race The Flux
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    Album Review - 'Dutch Buffalo' by Race The Flux

    3 years ago

    A review of Race The Flux's long awaited first album 'Dutch Buffalo'... and the west of Ireland rockers do not disappoint.

  • The Spirit of Voice Festival 2012 Reviews - An Taibhdhearc Theatre
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    The Spirit of Voice Festival 2012 Reviews - An Taibhdhearc Theatre

    4 years ago

    The Spirit of Voice festival began this evening, bringing in a range of singers from all across the land, covering different musical styles that blended together seamlessly, styles that included folk, traditional and...

  • ADRIAN: A Comprehensive Guide to The Name Made Famous by Rocky
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    ADRIAN: A Comprehensive Guide to The Name Made Famous by Rocky

    4 years ago

    A Painting by renowned artist Adrian Ghenie Adrian!!! Yo Adrian!!!! I'm sure there are many men with the English equivalent of this fascinating name who cringe upon hearing it when it is called out to them on the...

  • Hello...My Name is...
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    Hello...My Name is...

    4 years ago

    I heard tonight that the main street in Galway City was cobbled the wrong way! The cobblestone was brought in from China, and the Galwegian Stonemasons put it in upside down.... I hail from a place called 'Achill...

  • Guinness Bugs
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    Guinness Bugs

    4 years ago

    I wake up The bugs crawled around me I kick them off Whiskey, Whiskey Whiskey is the way to go I smell passion fruit I smell apple I smell strawberry I smell the back of your neck I smell your tattoos...

  • Album Review - 'Arcadia' by Ka Tet
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    Album Review - 'Arcadia' by Ka Tet

    2 years ago

    Ka Tet, The Galway alternative rock trio, release their highly impressive debut album onto the eagerly awaiting listening public.

  • Scientology and the Rise of ‘Anonymous’.
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    Scientology and the Rise of ‘Anonymous’.

    4 years ago

    So what the hell is Scientology? what the hell is S.P. and P.T.S? Who is Xenu and why did he blow up aliens in volcanoes? It's all a bit mad this Scientology mallarky... For the past couple of years, I’ve been...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Cult Films
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    The Ultimate Guide to Cult Films

    4 years ago

    There are certain elements to really highlight what categorizes a film as a 'cult' classic. Even though the word originates from religious aspects, to have a film be regarded as cult involves a few of the following...

  • The Purge of my Atlantic - A Poem
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    The Purge of my Atlantic - A Poem

    4 years ago

    Have I dumped my soul, out of my hole, and left the raging waves inside me, Have I left my head, out of my head, and let the conflict still move on, Have I let my life, duel with strife, and leave me upside down, ...

  • The Funniest 'Father Ted' Moments
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    The Funniest 'Father Ted' Moments

    4 years ago

    hotelfred.blogspot.com 'Father Ted' is the greatest sitcom ever produced on television. That remark seems quite biest coming from an Irish man, but there has never been a show that has me in knots laughing quite like...

  • The Doppelganger Syndrome
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    The Doppelganger Syndrome

    4 years ago

    Everybody has it…everybody suffers from it…everybody can relate to this article…it is a common fact in our lives that when we walk down the street…we stop dead in our tracks when we see a...

  • The Playboy and the Yellow Lady
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    The Playboy and the Yellow Lady

    4 years ago

    Never has there been a story in 19th century Irish history that has captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations more than that of Agnes MacDonnell and James Lynchehaun, more famously known as ‘The Playboy and the...

  • Common Irish Slang
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    Common Irish Slang

    3 years ago

    A comprehensive guide to slang words used in modern Ireland

  • The Horrors of Man Flu
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    The Horrors of Man Flu

    4 years ago

    Man flu, an illness known to women as the common cold, an illness so devastating it can leave a man helpless, lying on the couch in his dressing gown, moaning for chicken soup and some TLC, wincing as agonizing flu...

  • Ode to my Imagination
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    Ode to my Imagination

    4 years ago

    My imagination runs like a dog on the beach, shnuffling his nose in the sand and coming up with twinkling eyes and a bad coat, sneezing like there's no tomorrow... I write from my dreams...my dream last night invloved...

  • Forget Me Not - A Short Story
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    Forget Me Not - A Short Story

    4 years ago

    Cal sat under the large oak tree, a picnic basket spread out on the ground beside him. Looking around him, he felt at peace in his surroundings, the tall enclosing forest spun off large cobwebbed shadows from the trees...

  • The Jug O' Nails
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    The Jug O' Nails

    4 years ago

    She struts into the smoky bar, with her blonde hair and high graces, taking her place on the usual barstool at the usual time… Every Saturday night, where the night jazz howls and the bourbon drips in the...

  • Songs for the Twilight
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    Songs for the Twilight

    4 years ago

    It's half past one in the morning and sleep has once again eluded me. Normally when this happens, music fills the night and the singers and songs entertain me until I eventually drift off. Tonight I'm still...

  • Relax...It's Not The End of The World...
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    Relax...It's Not The End of The World...

    4 years ago

    This hub is my insight into my never ending train of thought. Like the stream of consciousness that James Joyce deployed in his work, I’m going to do the very same for this hub, because I feel that at times my...

  • The Republic of Ireland in Euro 2012
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    The Republic of Ireland in Euro 2012

    4 years ago

    For the first time in 10 years, the boys in green have qualified for the finals of a major tournament. In June of 2012, thousands of Irish people will be flocking to Poland to see their nations pride go into battle with...

  • David Eugene Edwards - The Voice of Gothic Americana
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    David Eugene Edwards - The Voice of Gothic Americana

    4 years ago

    In modern society, music has taken on many more forms and genres than that of 50 years ago. One man has seemed to have graced all of these genres at once. His music is described as folk, rock, gothic country, gypsy,...

  • Just a Few Haikus
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    Just a Few Haikus

    4 years ago

    THE DANCING MONKS The making of wine, The rabble of monks laughter, Under the brown trees... PLOUGHING THROUGH THE SNOW Make believe is fine, The thought of reality, Can snow your conscience... ...

  • How To Overcome Acne
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    How To Overcome Acne

    4 years ago

    Acne is a common skin disease affecting 7 out of 10 young adults around the world. Besides its physical disadvantages, the condition can often leave even greater psychological damage on the sufferer; these include...

  • Waltz With Bashir - A Detailed Review
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    Waltz With Bashir - A Detailed Review

    4 years ago

    Ari Folman meets a former soldier in a bar who wants to talk to him about a disturbing dream, where 26 dogs rampage through a town baying for his blood. The dream, he says, is connected to when he had the task of...

  • Top 5 Film & Television Memorabilia Items
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    Top 5 Film & Television Memorabilia Items

    4 years ago

    Have you ever seen a movie that you thought had a cool gadget, weapon, article of clothing or strange object that has gone down in Film and Television folklore? As a kid did you ever dream of having your own Flux...

  • Ketamine Abuse and The Dangers Associated With it
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    Ketamine Abuse and The Dangers Associated With it

    4 years ago

    Ketamine is a veterinarian tranquiliser most commonly used on horses for operations; the drug is also used in stabilised proportions in paediatric medicine to help relieve pain along with having conclusive results in...

  • The Amazing Achill Island
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    The Amazing Achill Island

    4 years ago

    Achill Island is situated off the west coast of Ireland, just nestling off County Mayo. I grew up there, every day I have witnessed sights and views that have blown my mind, views that have stirred the creative energy...

  • Dolores O' Riordan - The Queen Of Irish Rock
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    Dolores O' Riordan - The Queen Of Irish Rock

    4 years ago

    Ireland has always been referred to in the feminine tense, from the days of mythology right up to its present scholars. If she could choose a voice to sing her history, she would choose Dolores O’ Riordan’s...

  • 5 Compelling Documentaries to Watch on a Rainy Day
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    5 Compelling Documentaries to Watch on a Rainy Day

    7 months ago

    For anybody out there with free time on their hands, sitting at home and watching the rain fall from the heavens as your neighbours rubbish bin goes hurtling down the road, whilst people walk by on the pavement like...

  • Rory Gallagher - A Tribute to The King of Blues Rock
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    Rory Gallagher - A Tribute to The King of Blues Rock

    2 years ago

    An insightful article into the life and music of Irish rock star Rory Gallagher, otherwise known as 'The King of Blues Rock'

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