30 November-South Leinster Way

South Leinster Way is one of many walking trails in Ireland. It begins in Kildavin, Co Carlow and stretches for 104km (65 miles) to Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary. At Carrick-on-Suir the trail known as the east Munster Way begins. Both walking trails form part of Ireland’s 4,000km waymarked trails the first of which, the Wicklow Way, was opened in 1982.

From Kildavin in Co Carlow the South Leinster Way passes through Borris in Co Carlow, Graiguenamanagh and Inistigoe Co Kilkenny and on to Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary. The terrain along the route varies between mountain trails and riverside walks. These include walks on Mount Leinster in the Blackstairs Mountains in Co Carlow and Mount Brandon near Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny together with a riverside walk along the towpath of the River Barrow.

This National Waymarked Trail has no significant climbs and takes about 5 days to complete. Overnight accommodation is available along the route in picturesque country towns such as Borris, Inistioge and Griaiuenamanagh. Because of Ireland’s temperate climate the walking trails can be enjoyed all year round.

South Leinster Way, a National Waymarked Trail in the south east of Ireland, was officially opened in the year 1985 On This Day.



Finea 5KM Road Race – March 2014 by Peter Mooney on 2014-03-23 10:58:17

Mount Leinster photo

View from Mt Leinster

Photo by stephenhanafin


05 February-Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional footballer who is a native of Portugal. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. During his career he has played for several clubs and has represented his country with distinction.

Cristiano Ronaldo was born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal in 1985. Having played football as a child in Madeira, he moved to Sporting CP in Lisbon where he began his senior career. He made 25 appearances for Sporting before moving to Manchester United in 2003.

Ronaldo remained at Manchester United until 2009 making 194 appearances for the club and scoring 84 goals. In 2009 he moved to Real Madrid. He played for Real for nine years making 292 appearances and scoring 311 goals. He currently plays with the Italian club Juventus. Ronaldo has played for Portugal on 154 occasions scoring 85 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo, professional footballer who is a native of Portugal, was born in Funchal, Madeira in the year 1985 On This Day.

Cristiano Ronaldo

30 November-Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is an award winning actress who is a native of the USA. She is best known for playing the role of Penny in the television sitcom ’Big Bang Theory’. She has also appeared in several other television series and films.

Kaley Cuoco was born Kaley Christine Cuoco in Camarillo, California in 1985. She was home schooled and began her acting career at an early age. She appeared in her first film, ‘Quicksand: No Escape’ at the age of seven in 1992. She performed in several television series before she began her starring role in the ‘Big Bang Theory’ in 2007.

Kaley Cuoco, award winning actress and star of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, was born in the year 1985 On This Day.

Kaley Cuoco

30 September-Richter Scale

Charles Richter was a seismologist who developed the famous Richter Scale. Known as Richter’s magnitude scale, it measures the strength of earthquakes. The scale was first developed by Richter in 1935 in association with Beno Gutenberg.

Charles Francis Richter was born in Overpeck, Ohio on April 26th 1900. He studied physics at Stanford University and was awarded a PhD by the California Institute of Technology in 1928. Richter worked at the Carnegie Institute in Washington where the Richter scale was developed.

In 1937 Richter began teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He was appointed professor of seismology at Caltech in 1952. Apart from developing the Richter scale Richter developed building codes for buildings in areas prone to earthquakes.

Charles Richter, physicist and seismologist who developed the famous Richter scale in 1935, died aged 85 in the year 1985 On This Day.

Īnangahua Earthquake, 1968



30 June-Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He has competed at the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games winning 28 medals including a record 23 gold medals. At the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 he became the first athlete in history to win eight gold medals at one Olympics. In doing so Phelps broke a world record which had stood for thirty six years. That record was held by American swimmer Mark Spitz who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Michael Fred Phelps was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985. He began swimming at the age of seven and set a US record in the 100-meter butterfly at the age of ten. At the age of fifteen he qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He did not win a medal in Sydney but went on to win medals at each subsequent Olympics until the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Michael Phelps was born in the year 1985 On This Day.

Michael Phelps