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Easter Chocolates and Oranges

Mar 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Easter Chocolates and Oranges

Oranges and chocolate were exotic extravagances in my childhood; pointers to a future when these would become normal daily purchases and not occasional luminous luxuries. In our 1950s childhood home in East Mayo, an orange was a sporadic treat; the fruit was carefully peeled, divided in four, the white pith discarded and each succulent segment…

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Achill Island a Century Ago

May 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Achill Island a Century Ago

  Achill Island 1912: A Microcosm of Swirling Political Movements.

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