Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Administrative update

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

My grandfather passed away on Sunday, so I've been generally off-line until now. I'm now working my way through the pile of mail that built up in the meantime, but there's an outside chance that some mail may have bounced in my absence. If you've sent me a mail but ...

Homeward bound

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

Galway christmasOriginally uploaded by Kevin OShaughnessy.We're winding down to the end of semester here in Urbana, and I'm beginning to look forward to my trip home. I'm due in Galway on Wednesday 21st December, around lunchtime.

Kenny’s Bookshop

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

23 Kenny's BookshopOriginally uploaded by El Groo.One of the joys of Flickr is that you can create personalised RSS feeds, so that when photos with a certain tag are added you get a notification. I've got a feed for all photos marked 'Galway' which is how I came ...

Back from Chicago

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Surveillance camera atop the "Freedom Museum"Originally uploaded by smith.I spent a long weekend in Chicago at AoIR. Generally good fun, meeting old friends and new, and having those conversations where everything becomes an object of possible academic critique. I spent much of my time volunteering and talking with ...

Rowing updates, 2005 edition

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

My sister Heather is racing in the rowing World Championships this year. More precisely, next week in Japan. She's gracing me with some diary updates of her progress and I'll be including them, as well as some results as they come in, on funferal over the next while. Slightly different from ...

Rowing updates

Friday, July 8th, 2005

We're in the middle of rowing season by now and the events are multiplying. Last week my sister Méadhbh, racing with Aberdeen, got to the final four at Henley, ultimately losing to Leander. This week my other sister Heather is racing at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne where she ...

Celtic music this Sunday

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Readers in the Urbana-Champaign area may be interested in noting that I'm presenting the Celtic music show on WEFT (90.1FM) this Sunday from 6 to 8pm. I welcome suggestions on tracks to play - either personal favourites or appropriate tunes for this holiday weekend.I plan to post the playlist on ...

Holding a good course at Henley

Friday, July 1st, 2005

My younger sister, Méadhbh, is racing at Henley regatta this week, where she's coxing the Aberdeen crew in the Britannia Challenge Cup. So far they've got through to the last four so congratulations are in order and I'll be following the rest of the races over the weekend.

Rowing interlude

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

My sister, Heather, was racing at the Rowing World Cup in Munich this weekend, and has performed well. As reported on RTÉ:The women's lightweight double (LW2x) of Niamh NiCheilleacher and Heather Boyle impressively won the 'B' final, with four seconds to spare over the British twosome in second. This means ...

Countdown to Bloomsday

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Next Thursday is Bloomsday and the first time since 1990 that I won't be marking the occasion, in some fashion, in either Dublin or Galway. Back in 1990 my father brought me to Dublin on the day after I finished my Inter Cert and I've continued to celebrate the day, ...