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Gracias a Badajoz!

One of the joys of my recent visit to the south of Spain with two colleagues was a trip we made into the region of Extremadura which lies to the west of Spain on the Portuguese border. It has two provinces – C├íceres and Badajoz. Forty years ago this year I was despatched by Bishop […]

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John O’Shea, Milwaukee and Waterfall, Cork, Rest in Peace

When I arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in 1992, to study at Marquette University in a post-graduate degree course in Journalism and Communications, I didn’t expect to bump into many Cork people! Milwaukee, a city about the size of Dublin, is on the western shore of Lake Michigan and about 150 miles north of Chicago. […]

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