More from Ireland

25 08 2011

Two more pics from Connemara

Successful damming project at Coral Beach, Ballyconneelly


And a brief visit to the Alcock and Brown monument (aiming to revisit the landing site another day)


Seals on the west coast

24 08 2011

Seals, spotted at Mannin Bay, Ballyconneelly

They’re right in the middle of the frame but afraid have failed to zoom this pic properly…


AC/DC launch own label wine

18 08 2011

AC/DC are launching their own range of beverages



According to the BBC, that is:

They’re selling varieties named after some of their biggest hits, including Highway to Hell cabernet sauvignon, Hells Bells sauvignon blanc and You Shook Me All Night Long muscat.

The group, fronted by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, have teamed up with Australian winemaker Warburn Estate for the release of AC/DC The Wine.

The range will be available in Australia from Thursday.

The four different bottles will be sold in Woolworths stores across the country.

“We wanted to make sure that AC/DC’s home fan base could have easy access to their rock icons’ wines,” said Steve Donohue, general manager of buying for the Woolworths Liquor Group.

“For us it was a no-brainer to make it available nationally, no-one misses out. This is a worldwide phenomenon and a first in the marketplace.”

Apparently though AC/DC aren’t the first band to launch their own drinks brand. Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake have all brought out own brand wines as has Madonna.

Never seen any of them for sale. And surprised that UB40 have yet to get there too.

Modesty in the foothills

4 08 2011

An outstanding political memoir. Remarkable for three main reasons: first, Chris Mullin comes across as a genuine and likeable individual doing his best, sticking to his principles and working hard in the most challenging of circumstances. Secondly, he demonstrates an extraordinary level of respect and loyalty towards ‘the man’. And thirdly, and perhaps most interestingly, he identifies a future Prime Minister in the young and sharp David Cameron.

I don’t think he is at all ‘indiscreet’ as the front cover blurb would have us believe. Rather he just tells it as he finds it.

Well worth a read and looking forward to picking up its successor volume.

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