Archive for July, 2009

New Website

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I’ve just written a new website for Teresa Leddy’s Little Friends Creche. I also took most of the photos. See what you think at littlefriends.ie

Legendz Karaoke

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

We regularly have karaoke in the bar, but Ive never seen a karaoke couple who know their stuff, get people involved, are talented themselves, and above all, appear to enjoy themselves and get involved with the various nutters around the bar ( and I’m not excluding myself in that description! ) like these guys! They’re also ably abetted by “Sausages”.
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Rhubarb Vodka

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I made this Rhubarb Vodka in May so it’s ready for tasting now. You need a 700ml bottle of vodka, 3 stalks of nice red rhubarb, half a pound (250g, quarter of a bag) of sugar, and an empty litre sized bottle to put it in. Wash and cut the rhubarb into about one-inch pieces, add everything into the empty bottle and leave for eight weeks, turning it every week or so to make sure the sugar is dissolving properly. When it’s ready it’ll be a nice golden colour; strain it through a coffee filter. It’s absolutely LOVELY. There’s probably some stupid law against selling it but if you’re in, ask me and I’ll give you a drop for free! (while stocks last, terms and conditions apply you know yourself)
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Google Streetview comes to Kilnaleck

Friday, July 17th, 2009

If you see a car with an Italian registration and a big camera like this on it’s roof in your area, then you’re being photographed for Google Streetview. The company aims to eventually have photos of every street in the world available on its Google Earth and Google Maps applications as part of it’s aim to be the source of all information on the internet. Here it is in Kilnaleck today but they’ve been spotted all around the area recently.
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Loughcrew

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

is about 10 miles away near Oldcastle. If you’re wondering where to bring the kids for a couple of hours, this is an ideal spot. Loughcrew is the second largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland (after Carrowmore, in County Sligo) and has around 30 cairns. Most people have heard of Newgrange and the way its inner chamber is illuminated during the Winter solstice, Cairn T or the hag’s cairn at Loughcrew is similar except that it’s alignment illuminates the inner chamber at dawn at the Spring and Autumn equinoxes. The tombs were built around 3200BC, around the same time as the tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, and the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt. I prefer Loughcrew to Newgrange, there’s more to see, great views, less people and it’s FREE. In good weather you can see 13 out of Ireland’s 32 counties. The OPW have guides there to tell you all about it and show you around inside Cairn T for three months in the Summer (Jun-Aug) but you can go anytime and have a look round on your own.
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