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Photos: Ireland

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Here’s a few snaps from our weekend in Ireland, at the Hogan family reunion. I’ve tried to avoid having endless photos of me with cousins that I’d just met, unless they share my name, in which case they’re guaranteed a guernsey.

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Ireland – Home is where the Hogans are

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Way back in 1850, a bloke by the name of Michael Hogan, my Great Great Grandfather, emigrated from Ireland to Australia. An only child, he left behind in Ireland a father and a few uncles. Although his father didn’t follow the normal Catholic tradition of creating an entire army of kids, his uncles and their wives didn’t hold back, and Michael left behind a whole stack of cousins.

Now, in 2005, 155 years later, Irish descendents of Michael’s cousins were holding a Hogan family reunion, down in County Clare, on Ireland’s west coast. Somehow, through my Uncle Whip back home in Australia, I was able to score an invite to this little shindig. A distant cousin from Australia, here to meet his long lost ancestors.

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Photos: Make Poverty History and the G8 Protests

Thursday, July 7th, 2005
I won't post a lot of photos of the Make Poverty History march on July 2nd, but if your appetite for seeing people in white holding placards isn't satisfied here, then check out my mate Trickey's photos from the day ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Carnival for Full Enjoyment

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
Monday July 4th, and the Carnival for Full Enjoyment was set to hit the streets of Edinburgh. Well, at least that was the name the anarchist organisers had given to these anti-capitalism protests. I wandered down to Princes Street around 12.30 ... [Continue reading this entry]

Make Poverty History

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
Bec and I were joined on the morning of Saturday July 2nd by a couple of our best friends, Trickey and Sarah, who had journeyed across from Glasgow to take part in the Make Poverty History march. We wandered from ... [Continue reading this entry]