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In today’s Western People

January 28, 2014 in Culture


For readers who don’t live in Mayo, please click on the ‘Read the rest…’ link to see an article on yours truly, and After the Fact, written by Cróna Esler for today’s Western People newspaper.

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Meanwhile, in the meedja

June 12, 2012 in Culture, Mastermind, Quiz Show

We are now entering the quizapocalypse (ie Summer) so I’d expect posts on the blog to thin out a bit.

To tide you over, here are a couple of articles from the last week that caught the eye.

Firstly, you can read Paddy Duffy’s entertaining Huffington Post article on the Irish heat of the World Quizzing Championships (and his participation in it) last week.  You can find it at

Second, Eoin Butler, a man who hails from the same part of the country as myself (read, within six miles) was invited into the Mastermind Ireland studio recently, to sample the questioning style of Nora Owen.  You can see how he got on, and what he thinks of the show, by visiting the Irish Times site at

Getting quizzical: answers

February 8, 2011 in Housekeeping, Quizzes

Sometimes, my memory isn’t quite what you’d expect the memory of a person who writes about quizzes to be.

Case in point, yesterday I added the 12 questions that had accompanied the Independent article in the paper to the bottom of my post about the same article.

Today, I completely forgot to post the answers to the questions (until now, that is)!  Sorry if you were waiting on them.

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Getting quizzical in the Indo

February 7, 2011 in Housekeeping, Quizzes

Eddie Boyle, John Nolan and Ger Slattery at a quiz in Gilligan's Bar. Photo: Brian Farrell

After a short delay, no doubt caused by the small matter of the general election campaign, the much mentioned article featuring this website was published in today’s Irish Independent. Huzzah!

John Meagher’s article is on page 34 of the Metro edition I have in front of me.

If you can’t make it to the shops today or, who knows, that paper is sold out due to excessive demand, you can still view the article at this address:

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