Ireland’s four provinces

The story behind Ireland’s four provincesIrishCentral Staff
April 18, 2017 Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster - each one has something special to offer. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS That the four provinces of Ireland began as loosely bordered kingdoms is something of an afterthought to most tourists, but each province is rich in a history that unlocks and often predates the time of the High Kings’ reign. In modern times, the country has four provinces: Leinster in the east, Connacht in the west, Ulster in the north and Munster in the south. The Irish word for province "cúige" derives from the phrase "fifth part," a hat tip to the historical fifth province of Ireland where Co. Meath in Leinster is now. The majority of the province of Meath became part the county although more northern areas were integrated into Ulster counties. 

Before the Norman invasion in 1169, these five provinces existed as loosely federated kingdoms controlled by Ireland's great Irish…

The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City.

The Irish Flag Flutters in Malaga City.

Do you know the story behind the Irish flag?IrishCentral Staff
April 18, 2017 The Irish flag has a rich and interesting history.ISTOCK How much do you know about the flag that represents the Republic of Ireland? The Irish flag (Bratach na hÉireann) – also known as the Irish tricolor – was flown publicly for the first time during the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, on March 7, in Waterford City, at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club. It was flown by Thomas Francis Meagher, then a leader of the Young Irelander movement, who would go down in history as Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Union Army during the American Civil War. While here in the US Meagher is best remembered for his role as a General in the Union Army and Governor of what is now Montana, his impact on Irish history and patriotic pride was also immense. When Meagher hung the tricolor in Waterford, it boldly flew for eight days and nights until it was taken do…

DFM - Dibujos Fuengirola Mijas

18.04.2017 at Parc Andalucía, Las Lagunas.

Dublin Joycean Images 2017

Dublin Joycean Images 2017

Prints of Artworks available

Prints available. Roger Cummiskey: Artist Website Roger from Sandymount, Dublin, in Ireland is a full time painter who now is living between Dublin and Malaga, southern Spain. More Information: If you would like to know more about Roger or any of the work displayed on this website please... ROGER-CUMMISKEY.PIXELS.COM

Bloomsday - Spain 2017

Bloomsday 2017edit

Come and join us on the beach in Fuengirola on: Bloomsday, Friday 16 June 2017 at 08:00 h. We will start by reading Chapter six from Ulysses – Hades, Glasnevin cemetery in YOUR language. Bring your own copy. Enquiries from +34 666 78 26 42. 7th Annual Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach.
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Arte y Cocina Restaurante

Calle Migue de Cervantes, 15; Fuengirola.

phone: 951 431 291 or 610 953 998 (mobile).

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday:  18:30 - 23:00.
Sunday:                       12:30 - 17:00.
Monday:                      Closed

Today I met Guzyal from Kazakhstan and her Italian husband Luciano. They have opened a new restaurant in Fuengirola serving an International menu.

I had never met anybody from Kazakhstan. Guzyal is absolutely charming. She and her husband Luciano speak perfect English and she is working hard and doing a great job with her Spanish.

I sampled some of their treats: (All full of surprises)

A simple mini Burger mix tapa in a green bun. Had not seen that before!

Curry Chicken croquet tapa. Both accompanied with nutty bread.

Tuna tartar especially marinated and combined with avocado cream, wasabi and Wakame mayonnaise.

Risotto with zucchini in Italian style.

I was not really that hungry when I called in. 

I was absolutely stuffed with gourmet food when I came out.

They are a lovely coup…