A 68 year-old photograph reveals an Irish prisoner of the Japanese – “Uncle Barney” Byrne

“… when fighting was certain, and either capture or death highly likely (Barney) doesn’t show one glimpse of regret or self-pity. What a remarkable man…”

A Niall’s-eye view of Hangzhou: Mystical, dreamy and alluring

Irish Winter Scenes

Outside, the clinging chill of an Irish winter. Inside, the warmth of an Irish winter’s hearth.