It took until 1629 for an Irish College to be founded in Madrid.
Irish creator who has written plays, poems, and scripts. I also co-host the El Arpa Media podcast and have developed an App and street tour; both explore the history of Madrid. You can read my articles on numerous websites around the world.
Shipwrecked: Francisco de Cuéllar’s Irish Escape
Naked, afraid, alone. Captain Francisco de Cuéllar found himself on an Irish beach one Autumn morning…
Digging Up Red Hugh O’Donnell, An Irish Exile
Digging up Red Hugh O’Donnell is an incredible story. The body of this handsome earl was lost when he died in Spain in September 1602. This Irish exile, previously of Donegal, had […]
Historia de las Fake News y de los Rumores que Cambiaron el Mundo (¡Nuestro Libro!)
En 2019, escribimos un libro. Mezcla de historia y política, trata de las noticias falsas y los rumores que han cambiado el mundo. Por si el título al completo, exclamación incluida, no […]
Colin Murphy: Personal Trainer & Entrepreneur
I met Colin a few years ago in Madrid. We were put in touch because Colin was looking to move away from the world of teaching and become a personal trainer. We […]
Join The Lavapiés Street Tour (Virtual Tour Also Available!)
What connects a pharmacy, hairdressers, an old cinema and a bar? Lots and lots of surprising history. One which tells the story of Madrid.
Laurence Carroll: The West’s First-Ever Buddhist Was Irish
Laurence Carroll, the West’s first-ever Buddhist, was Irish. I discovered this while ghostwriting a book on the first Europeans to explore Tibet. Now, considering this is a top-secret project, I cannot divulge […]
The Ember Months: Hiberno-English in Europe
Any listener of the excellent Something Rhymes with Purple – a podcast about strange and forgotten words – will know that language can be a laughing matter. The two presenters, an endearing […]
Peter O’Connor’s Silver Medal: A Forgotten Olympian
Peter O’Connor’s silver medal has largely been forgotten, but his 1906 triumph represented the Olympic games at its best. O’Connor won silver in the long jump event, and he was widely expected […]
Fashionable Quotes! Our Irish Writers Merchandise
History of Fake News & Rumours that Changed the World (We Wrote a Book!)
Over the course of 2019, we wrote a book. This mixture of history and politics is about fake news and rumours that have changed the world. If the by-line and the main […]
Learning Irish in Madrid with Pop-Up Gaeilge
I went back looking for my lost language.