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Korea (or Dayenu Part 2)

At the summit of Daechongbong, the highest peak of Korea’s Sorak mountain range, Yim Soon and I got chatting to a young Norwegian man who looked like he had sprinted…
Eddie Gilmore
July 26, 2022
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Dayenu

I had the great good fortune to be in the French Alps for the tenth time and I learnt a new Hebrew word that neatly summed up the multitude of…
Eddie Gilmore
June 22, 2022
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Change at Crewe

A new story I heard about the Irish coming over to England in the post-war years shed light on a question my parents often asked me. (more…)
Eddie Gilmore
June 9, 2022
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Blessed Encounters

It had been described as ‘An evening of the vibrant sounds of modern Ireland,’ and having been to the previous ‘Imagining Ireland’ concert at the Barbican I knew we’d be…
Eddie Gilmore
June 1, 2022
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Meetings on the Margins

I was attending a reception at the South African Embassy in honour of the great work of a centre in Durban which reaches out to some of the poorest and…
Eddie Gilmore
May 23, 2022
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Spaces

Space can be scary, which explains perhaps why we go to such great lengths to fill it. (more…)
Eddie Gilmore
May 16, 2022