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An oft repeated quote attributed to Jimi Hendrix, with unfortunately no verifiable evidence.

On the site of what was formerly Sir Henry’s, South Main Street, Cork.


Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall marked the 40th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s Irish Tour ’74 at an event at the embassy in London last night.

In related news, Crowley’s Music Store which closed last year and where Rory bought his iconic Fender Stratocaster (above) has reopened as Crowley’s Musician Centre in the Oliver Plunkett Bar, Cork.

Ferrero play though, in fairness.

Previously: A Blue Day For The Blues

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

A Million Miles Away

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Children protest outside the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre in Cork.

Brian O’Connell, of RTÉ, tweets:

Residents have been blocking access to the Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre since 5am. Report on Today With Sean O’Rourke after 10am.

Previously: “He Took Me Around Some Bushes”

Pics: Brian O’Connell and Jonathan Healy


Fair play, in fairness.

Previously: Unworldly Nazarene Missing


Infant death rates at the Bessborough mother-and-baby home in Cork soared to almost 70% in the early 1940s.

The revelations come just two months after the Government announced a statutory commission to investigate practices, deaths, illegal adoptions and vaccine trials at the country’s mother-and-baby homes.

Previous research done by adoption campaigners indicated a death rate of around 50% and above at Bessborough throughout the late 1930s and 1940s.

However, material uncovered by the Irish Examiner in the Cork City archives shows an official investigation carried out by the Cork County Medical Officer in 1943, on foot of inquiries from a Department of Local Government inspector, confirmed a death rate of 68% at the home.

68% of babies in Bessborough home died (Conall Ó Fátharta, Irish Examiner)

Previously: The Art Of Storytelling

In The Garden

Meanwhile, Outside Bessborough

“Ireland And The Catholic Church Have Been Unfairly Singled Out”

Anything Good On BBC News At Ten?

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