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Navigon 7210 – a factory reset is a recommended annual event

Yesterday m Navigon 7210 could not find any satellites. Despite several reboots it i not remedy the problem. I eventually resorted to a factory reset and it fixed the issue. The sat nav seems to be responding in a more efficient manner since.

It reminded me that every 2 years or so you need to reformat a PC and install the sw so as to fix any OS issues and streamline its behaviour. The same can be said for Sat Navs. I would recommend an annual factory reset as it will clean out any “gremlins” that might be lurking in the sat nav’s operating system.

Irish Times newspaper launches a mobile edition

The irish times news paper have today launched a mobile edition of their online website The website can be accessed on a mobile phone using the address

In addition to a full breaking news service that is updated daily, the mobile site provides highlights from each day’s newspaper. Some of our readers’ favourite functions, such as most read stories and weather, are also included.”

I have just accessed the mobile version using a Nokia E51 and was impressed with the speed of loading and the simple but intuitive interface. 

Hurling in the HIlls DVD launch poster

You can download the poster and display it in your locality by clicking on this link and printing the first page.

Upperchurch Drombane GAA Poster.pdf

Upperchurch Hill Walking festival enjoys lovely weather on it’s Sunday walks


The weather was kinder to us on Sunday the 8th of November 2009. The sky was clear and the sun was shining for our ascent of Knockalough as part of the Upperchurch Hill Walking Festival, The photo above was taken half way up Knockalough

Hurling in the Hills DVD – Facebook page now active

The Hurling in the Hills DVD now has a facebook page. http://www/

You can pre-order the DVD at The DVD goes on sale at the launch in Murray’s bar on Friday Nov 27th 2209, it will be launched by the President of GAA Christy Cooney.

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Hurling in the Hills DVD – Memories and stories of a 125 years of the GAA in Upperchurch DrombaneTrailer now on youtube

You can order the full DVD at
A 96 min DVD which takes a rather unique look at what the GAA has meant to the people of a small rural irish parish captures on camera the thoughts and recollections of many of the characters associated with the club down through the years.

From stories of the famed Riordan Brothers in 1896, the only two brothers to win All-Irelands on the same day in two separate codes, to the clubs last senior All- Ireland winner, Michael Ryan in 1991, this DVD charts the highs and lows, the controversies, the characters, and the fun that the GAA has brought to the area in the last 125 years.

It goes on sale on Friday Nov 27th. The DVD can be pre-ordered from

The DVD will be launched in Murray’s function room in Upperchurch on Nov 27th 2009 by the President of the GAA Christy Cooney.

All proceeds from the DVD will be directed towards club development.

Upperchurch Walking Weekend 2009 Nov 6th – 9th

The walking weekend is nearly upon us already you can click on the image below or alternativley click here
Another great weekend of walking awaits you in the hills of Upperchurch Drombane

College Laptops review on the Sunday Times

The Sunday times provides a decent review of laptops and their recommendations. Pros and cons are provided as well as sterling prices. Irish residents can do their own price research for the specific models on web sites such as

Dinosaur Jr Interview have a great interview of Dinosaur jr and the recording process for their new album farn

 J Mascis website

That Summertime Sound is a new book due out soon that will cover rock loving kids in the 1980s. J played at the book release party  

Lovely day for a walk in upperchurch


On a lovely autumn morning I am wishing I was walking the hills of Upperchurch like the two walkers pictured in the distance, who are heading out on the knockalough walk