A quick thank you to everyone who supported or voted for An Sionnach Fionn in the Blog Awards Ireland competition for 2015. I was nominated in the category for Best Blog Post with my examination of the now largely forgotten Battle of Pettigo and Belleek in the summer of 1922 but was unaware that the results… Read More Always A Bridesmaid Never A Bride
Another year, another nomination to the Blog Awards Ireland competition. This is the third time in a row for An Sionnach Fionn, though with no political or news categories this year, the site has been added to the Best Blog Post contest for the article, “The Battle of Pettigo and Belleek, May To June 1922“, published on the ninety-third anniversary of the… Read More Vote For An Sionnach Fionn In The Blog Awards Ireland 2015
The problem with being a hopeless Teicógach (or Irish Geek) is the habit of collecting one’s interests – or obsessions – with a near fanatical devotion. So down through the years I’ve managed to assemble a massive, if pleasingly eclectic, collection of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror related materials. Of these the most problematic in terms of storage have… Read More 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Quality Comics’ Collection
A quick posting to apologise to all my friends on Facebook. Unfortunately the powers-that-be have forced me to switch from holding a personal profile on FB to using a Facebook Page. Apparently I am now a “brand”, not a person. In the process I’ve lost many great posts, and even greater comments, as well as some good… Read More Facebook Sucks Balls
A quick post for the night that’s in it to thank everyone who has read, followed, shared or contributed to An Sionnach Fionn over the last twelve months. It’s been a busy year with 431 articles or pieces posted on the website and your support, observations and pointers have been greatly appreciated. With over 300,000… Read More Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh
You may have noticed a few changes in the layout of An Sionnach Fionn today though hopefully they are not too dramatic. Why the changes? Simply a case of trying to meet reader demands. Since the start of the year the number of visitors to ASF has shot up with around 30% of those coming… Read More A New Look For An Sionnach Fionn
Nice to hear that An Sionnach Fionn has been nominated for three separate categories in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 (the same number as last year, so I must be doing something right!). The categories are “Best Political/Current Affairs/News”, “Best Mobile Compatible” and “Best Blog Post” (for the article “Chief Superintendent Harry Breen, What You… Read More Vote An Sionnach Fionn
On the list of occasional workplace chores that HR departments and managerial teams feel the need to inflict upon their employees surely the two worse offenders are the team-building day (an oxymoron if ever there was one) and those buy-in training courses that confine you to an anodyne hotel conference room with people you probably… Read More In-Training
Have an opinion? Passionate about politics or current affairs? What to let others know about it? An Sionnach Fionn is a grain of sand on the shifting beach that is the world wide web. However all things are relative and this particular grain has accumulated quite a following over the last three years. So if… Read More Ní Neart Go Cur Le Chéile
Apologies to all those who have contacted me in the last couple of weeks and who are still waiting for a reply. You are not being ignored, I am simply flat-out in my non-ASF job (the one that keeps the wolf from the door). I will try and reply when I can. Lots to say,… Read More Tá Brón Orm
A very happy Christmas to all my readers, both near and far.
As I face up to the troubling fact that wanting a certain type of car is not the same as being able to afford a certain type of car, along comes Digital D-Tour with these Californian specimens of automotive beauty. Sigh…
A quick post to note that after two-and-a-half years of existence An Sionnach Fionn has now passed 400,000 views, the majority achieved in the last eighteen months. For a website expressing progressive Republican views on an island nation where such opinions are regarded as strictly verboten by much of the media establishment I am quite… Read More An Sionnach Fionn – 400,000 And Rising
Just to let you know that An Sionnach Fionn has been nominated for two categories in this year’s Blog Awards Ireland 2013: “Best Politics Blog” and “Best Personal Blog”. Thanks to all those who nominated me and to everyone who reads, comments and links to An Sionnach Fionn. Go raibh maith agat, a charide.
Some interesting views expressed underneath a post by WorldByStorm over on the Cedar Lounge Revolution: Do Irish people instinctively understand that Irish unity, independence and sovereignty is in their vital interest? The answer of course is how could they when so much of the Dublin media establishment actively promotes a disdain for all of the… Read More Discussing Irish Politics – Or The Lack Thereof
An Sionnach Fionn, “The White Fox”, was set up on the first of May 2011 as a personal blog where I hoped to express my various interests online. I intended it to record my years of study into Irish and Celtic literature, mythology and folklore. My interlinked passions for history, archaeology, architecture, art, photography, technology,… Read More Two Years Of An Sionnach Fionn
Well another year has all but passed for An Sionnach Fionn, which has now seen some 20 months of existence. My very first post went up on the 15th of May, 2011, and there have been 644 posts and articles since then, not to mention 121 permanent pages of reviews, studies and other resources. I have had 1239 Comments… Read More Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh Go Léir
Seasons’ Greeting to all my readers from An Sionnach Fionn ;-)
When Ireland’s Own hits the shop shelves in December but of course! ;-)
Some good news (for some of you!). An Sionnach Fionn is now available on “Google Currents“, the hassle-free Android and iOS application for tablet computers and smartphones that features magazine-style editions of websites like the Guardian, New York Times, Slate, Mashable and a host of others. This app version of An Sionnach Fionn will feature up-to-date posts from the blog and… Read More An Sionnach Fionn Now On Google Currents
Well, to paraphrase someone else, I haven’t gone away y’know ;-) A bout of illness, a bit of R’n’R, and a job that pays the bills have kept me away from An Sionnach Fionn for a few days but I’m back. A thank you to regular readers for all the messages and queries. It’s good… Read More Haigh!