Author Archives: Ropaire

About Ropaire

Dia daoibh agus fáilte go dtí mo bhlag! My name's Fearghal and you can find my musings and ramblings split over and I hope you enjoy it.

The Agony of a Hangover

The trials and tribulations one goes through on the morning after. Continue reading

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Buses, Borders, and Babcias.

So at the time of writing, I’ve just about recovered from my delightful journey to Ukraine. It was well worth it but travelling there was enough of an experience that I thought it might be best to write a bit … Continue reading

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Fencing in Westeros

Originally posted on Custodia Tertia:
Scroll down for my Yoda-English Translation: Per chi capita su questo blog per la prima volta: In questo blog mi occupo principalmente di arti marziali occidentali, cercate HEMA su Google se siete curiosi! Dunque, per…

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Japan now lead the pantheon of all-time great RWC shocks

Originally posted on Oval balls, mauls, and Ireland's calls:
The Rugby World Cup is finally upon us and what an opening weekend it was! Although England’s Friday night opener and Sunday’s itinerary were solid if unspectacular affairs, sandwiched in between…

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Faha Ridge.

With only a couple of days left in Ireland, I was delighted to get a chance to go out on the hills again. A few weeks of kayaking and swimming have started to get boring so it was nice to … Continue reading

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1967: The summer Shamrock Rovers became an American franchise

Originally posted on Oval balls, mauls, and Ireland's calls:
During my research of domestic football in the United States for my last post [see here] I stumbled across the short-lived?United Soccer Association. It was a professional league that lasted…

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An Outsider’s Perspective on the Polish Presidential Election

Elections always bring out the wackiest individuals. In our last presidential elections, Ireland has had Eurovision singers, former terrorists, double-dealing businessmen, poets, all and sundry vie for the title. I’m not sure whether to be relieved or worried that Poland … Continue reading

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