Margaret Hynes: Centenarian

The League of Nations brought the world hope the year you were born. Versailles formally ended the bloodshed. Back home, the Clonbanin Ambush pitted brother Vs brother. A Treaty and partition soon followed, and the Civil war ended a year later, not long before the Soviet Union became recognised – and by then you were…

Home For Christmas 2018

The stars aligned in 2018. Finishing work on Thursday, I hopped on a direct flight to Dublin the very next day. After years of early morning trains to Málaga, I didn’t think twice at stumping up the slightly inflated fee the Dublin-Seville flight now commands at peak travel time (thanks Game of Thrones and Lonely…