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Maurice Colgan
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About Painting a Portrait of Maureen
  February 9th 2016. When a very ambitious young amateur artist I thought nothing of attempting to copy pictures painted by the likes of, Leonardo, Rembrandt, Constable, Van Gogh, Monet, Paul Henry and of course the wonderful, Renoir, seen above. 'Maternity...

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Ireland's Part in the Elvis Presley Story.
This is a bronze statue of "Elvis at 11" years old, by gifted sculptor Michiel Vander Sommen, which is located on high ground above the little house where Elvis Presley was born  in Tupelo Mississippi. It was unveiled August 2015. The large statue in the ba...

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My latest painting, Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry Ireland before the "Star Wars" crew arrived. The smaller Island is a home for some 10,000 Gannets! Maureen was not strong enough to make the climb with me back in 2014, so I placed her there myself ...

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This Hot Water Bottle Prevents Cold Feet. A life Saver for the Elderly.
This is a DIY hot water bottle mainly for the elderly. Just a  short lived milk container changed after two or more times of use. It has been tried and tested successfully for many years by yours truly. The bowl is a precaution in case of leaks. If covered ...

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Update October 2015. Sad news. My beloved wife Maureen AFTER A VERY HARD YEAR OF REPEATED HOSPITALISATIONS  passed away on the 14 of September.
Maureen died with enormous courage and without fear. Her suffering is over. .
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Mooretown Community Gardeners
Update 15 May 2015. Flowers from our garden here in Mooretown Swords County Dublin are being transplanted wherever possible around the adjacent locality including 100 metres along a busy main road where they are admired by passers by and an example to hundr...

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These new posters will be seen all over Ireland reminding people just how important Elvis Presley was/is to modern culture. Elvis is on the building!

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    UPDATE Monday 13th October 2014.      NEWS. A New statue of the great Irish tenor John 'Count' McCormack is to be unveiled in his birthplace Athlone county Westmeath, Friday 24th October.  See post 21 for more about the legendary singer.   R.I.P., Debor...

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An Extraordinary Elvis Presley Related Story.
Back in early January 1997 I sent copies of handwritten letters my wife Maureen and I had received from Graceland in 1961, to Pat Kenny on RTE1 Radio. Pat read out the letters that had been authenticated by Sothebys Auctioneers of London, UK., on Elvis Pres...
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