Can you believe that our little fishing village @BallycottonIRE is listed as one of ‘Europe’s Secret Villages’ by @NatGeo https://t.co/WAYHc1UoW3 — Ballycotton (@BallycottonIRE) July 31, 2018 Indo col 66 – In 1875, a Cork antiquarian named Philip T. Gardiner donated a cross to the British Museum. The item, found in a bog near Ballycotton in […]
Indo col 47: Given his status as one of the great Hollywood directors, John Huston wasn’t great at giving direction. When he got a perfectly cast actor like Bogart, Huston was a master. With other actors he was less so, as Gregory Peck discovered during the filming of Moby Dick. A method actor, Peck made […]
All really is quiet on New Year’s Day. Watching the sun rise over Garryvoe with the little guys.
I wrote a few bits for the Examiner to go in a seasonal supplement on Midleton, naturally I started with the distillery, then a well-curated email interview with Ignacio, above, GM of the heritage centre, and a couple of other bits, including one on Iceland. You pay me and I will write about anything guys, […]
In 2013, Barry Crockett retired from his role as master distiller in Midleton. His father Max was master distiller before him, and the family lived in the distiller’s cottage on the grounds. It was in this house that Barry was born. It was an old way of life in distilling, one that just […]