A morning with UN Ambassador Samantha Power

It’s not everyday you get to spend a morning with a United Nations Ambassador in your home county. So I jumped at the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with Samantha Power at the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in Waterville last month. In what was a major coup for the South Kerry festival, Samantha Power was … Continue reading A morning with UN Ambassador Samantha Power

Ellis Island

Few national monuments and visitor sites chronicle the entire modern history of a country like New York’s Ellis Island does. Opened in 1990, the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and charts the history of immigration to America from pre-independence colonisation to the present day. Given that … Continue reading Ellis Island

Wild Atlantic Way: Foynes Flying Boat Museum

When us Irish look out our windows and see the incessant rain belting against the glass we curse our position as a windswept little island in North Western Europe which bears the brunt of unforgiving Atlantic weather systems. On the other hand, our geography has meant the country has played an enviable role in world … Continue reading Wild Atlantic Way: Foynes Flying Boat Museum