Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Introducing a new socio-political and cultural blog from the Republic of Ireland. The basic political stance will be left-of-centre, but we (other members of the team will join later) are interested in debating issues of importance, so oppositional views will not be excluded.

The intended title was, as above, an Irish language composite of “Blag”, pronounced as English “blog” with equivalent meaning, and “rún” Irish/Gaelic for “secret” with both political meaning and colloquially, as in “ a rún” used romantically to denote lover/sweetheart; lit. “secret of my heart”. But, the silly server wouldn’t accept an Irish language title and eventually only “Blagaroon” was accepted.

Topics will cover Irish, EU and International Politics; Art & Culture in all varieties; science; technology; philosophy; history and economics.

The tone will be humorous, but with serious intent. Comments are welcome, but, those which are merely abusive and don’t have a debating point will be deleted. We are not priggish in the use of language but racist or sexist remarks intended to degrade or discriminate will not be tolerated. You have been warned.

FearFeasa Mac Léinn,

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