Ferney House, A History.

The Ferney area of Mahon, gets its name from Ferney House (now demolished) and Ferney Cottage, (now Oakgrove Leisure Centre). The original Ferney House was built in 1785 and was eventually demolished in the 1970s.  Ferney House, was a substantial house, that overlooked, Lough Mahon, and it’s 25 acre estate took in much of theContinue reading “Ferney House, A History.”

The Castle at Dundanion: A Treasure Trove of History.

Introduction Dundanion Castle is only about 700 metres from Blackrock village. Stroll from the village up the Marina towards Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Walk through the first open field on your left towards Dundanion House on the hill and there nearly hidden in the trees to the right of the Dundanion House lie the ruins ofContinue reading “The Castle at Dundanion: A Treasure Trove of History.”

Ringmahon House: from Big House to Youthreach Centre.

Ringmahon House, has being part of the landscape of the Mahon area, for almost two hundred years. From its elevated site, it overlooks the local community and when built stood proudly over Lough Mahon and the River Lee. This “Big House” has the unique distinction of being home to two of Ireland’s most prominent businessContinue reading “Ringmahon House: from Big House to Youthreach Centre.”

It’s A Wonderful Life.

It’s a Wonderful Life is a drama from 1946, directed by Frank Capra, and written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Capra, and Jo Swerling. The film is based on the short story, The Greatest Gift, self published by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary BaileyContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Dune Part One, Film Review.

Dune Part One directed by Denis Villeneuve is an an adaption of the science fiction book, Dune by Frank Herbert that was published in 1965. Dune is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written, selling over 20 million copies. The book is certainly an experience to read, and I may do aContinue reading “Dune Part One, Film Review.”

Better Call Saul Season Two Recap.

Season Two of Better Call Saul starts with Jimmy McGill being tempted to quit the law and then becoming an associate who will be a partner of a large Albuquerque law firm, Davis and Main. Mike’s story begins with him, being fired by Daniel “Pryce” Wormald, a man who sells pharmaceutical equipment to Ignacio VargaContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season Two Recap.”

Better Call Saul Season One Recap.

Better Call Saul is the spin off show to Breaking Bad with the corrupt lawyer and money launderer Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk) as the protagonist. Better Call Saul’s main story is how small time lawyer, Jimmy McGill becomes the amoral and crooked Saul Goodman, making it a prequel to Breaking Bad. Better CallContinue reading “Better Call Saul Season One Recap.”

No Time to Die, Film Review.

Previous final outings of the James Bond films of an actor playing the character are usually among the worst of the whole series. Films such as Die Another Day (Brosnan) and A View to A Kill (Moore) are among the weakest of the franchise. No Time to Die is the best final outing for aContinue reading “No Time to Die, Film Review.”