New York native Deirdre Murphy is the first woman cyclist ever to qualify Ireland for the Olympics. She talks to Sarah Curran about Ireland, her Olympic dream, and her strategy for Sydney. ℘℘℘ Deirdre Murphy arrives at the café where we had arranged to hold an interview in the most appropriate way – on a bicycle. She hops off her bike and proceeds to pull from her bag … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Going for the Gold
Regular readers have probably deduced I'm a boomer – a member of that generation born after WWII when the troops came home. Along with more than one hundred thousand other Americans, my Da spent the war years in Australia.
In 1942 with Australian forces off fighting for England and Pearl Harbor a fresh victory, Japan advanced on Australia, intending to use it as a … [Read more...] about Sláinte! Irish
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