Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)

“I’ll be misunderstood by the beautiful and good in this city” – Robbiego Williamowski. Every year on the 17th March, people all over the world come together to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Here in Poland it is known as Dzien Świętego Patryka and I have celebrated this day Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Patrick (Święty Patryk)[…]

Belfast Beer: Made in Poland

10 Things in Poland That Are Actually Northern Irish

“All these places feel like home” – Snow Patrol (Northern Irish rock band). I recently wrote about things in Northern Ireland which are actually Polish. But does it work the opposite? What is there here in Poland that is exclusively Northern Irish? And I don’t mean British, UK-ish, Great Britain-ish or Irish. I mean strictly Read more about 10 Things in Poland That Are Actually Northern Irish[…]

Northern Irishman on Tour: Poland to Frankfurt to Cheatzerland

Northern Irishman on Tour: Poland to Frankfurt to Cheatzerland

I write far too many words and articles to ever be published. So much so that I believe that anyone who claims to have “writer’s block” are either liars or never were writers in the first place. I am always brimming with ideas. This is s short report on my adventure out of Poland to Read more about Northern Irishman on Tour: Poland to Frankfurt to Cheatzerland[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Northern Ireland v. Poland 4 A Side Match in Belfast City

“You ain’t exactly sure if you’ve been away a while” – Noel Gallagher. On my return to Northern Ireland recently, I organised a “Northern Ireland v. Poland” 5 a side football match in Belfast City, which in time turned into a 4 a side match. At the time, I was showing a couple of my Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Northern Ireland v. Poland 4 A Side Match in Belfast City[…]

Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Taking My Polish Friends on a Tour of Northern Ireland

I have had a connection with Poland since serving ice cream with Warszawian Piotr on a beach hut in the English seaside resort of Bournemouth in 2004. At the same time, I also worked with Aneta and Grzegorz and later Zuzanna (who I met again as recently as 2016). All four are pictured with me Read more about Dziwaczne Odkrycia: Taking My Polish Friends on a Tour of Northern Ireland[…]

17 Concrete Brick Reasons Why Northern Ireland will beat Switzerland and qualify for Russia 2018

“What about our wee country” – Barry Hunter. Northern Ireland and Switzerland meet each other in a two legged play off in November 2017 to qualify for the World Cup in Russia 2018. So this buck eejit right here, Northern Irishman In Poland had a look at 17 concrete brick reasons why the Swiss are Read more about 17 Concrete Brick Reasons Why Northern Ireland will beat Switzerland and qualify for Russia 2018[…]

Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa

“Nigdy nie widziałem Warszawy tak pięknej, jak dzisiejszego wieczoru” – King Zygmunt. (“I never saw Warszawa as beautiful as I saw her tonight”) When I was asked by my Polish language school (the excellent Klub Dialogu) to do a presentation about Northern Irish culture, I was delighted and honoured to be given such an opportunity. Read more about Pracujące Poniedziałki: A Northern Irish Evening At Klub Dialogu, Warszawa[…]

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Oh He Can't Believe It Can He? Why I Love Poland!

Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Oh He Can’t Believe It Can He? Northern Ireland 3-1 Poland, February 1991

Another in my football series today as I reflect on a 26 year old story for Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce! From today in Warsaw, we teleport back to Belfast in 1991! The first time I saw my country, Northern Ireland win a match while I was there was this one in February Read more about Śmieszne Historie o Piłce Nożnej w Polsce: Oh He Can’t Believe It Can He? Northern Ireland 3-1 Poland, February 1991[…]