Three Monkeys Online

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Andrew Lawless is the founding editor and a regular contributor to Three Monkeys Online magazine.

Travel Insurance cover for Terrorist attacks

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Media coverage of terrorist attacks in Europe and America (primarily) have increased the profile, and fear of terrorist attacks for travellers. What does or doesn’t travel insurance typically cover in the event of terrorist attacks? Obviously there are a myriad of travel insurance policies, so there’s no simple answer and you should always check your […]

What is Web Hosting – a simple explanation

Friday, January 18th, 2019

web hosting is one of the first hurdles that a newbie faces when trying to setup a website. The choices and range of hosting packages available are daunting, but like so many things in the web development sphere, sometimes the problem is more immediate; for novices, setting up their first site, they need to understand […]

The Louth County Musuem

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Dundalk’s Louth County Museum, in Jocelyn Street is well worth a visit during your trip to Dundalk. The Museum, housed in a restored late 18th century warehouse in the Carroll Centre at Roden Place, Jocelyn Street – Carroll’s Tobacco were once Dundalk’s main employers, and produced one of Ireland’s leading cigarette brands, so the warehouse […]

Trieste’s Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

If you’re just going to see one place in Trieste, it’s got to be the amazing Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (formerly know as both Piazza San Pietro and Piazza Grande (as well as Piazza Francesco Giuseppe during the latter part of the city’s Austrian rule). The piazza, often described as Trieste’s Salotto or living room – […]

Trento’s Muse Science Museum

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The MUSE science museum in Trento became the innovative answer to one of this Italian city’s biggest problems. It was a huge blow to Trento’s economy, in 2004, when the multi-national tyre manufacterer Michelin decided to close its factory. Many locals were sceptical, though, when the local authorities announced a project to re-develop the site […]

Parco Della Chiusa or Parco Talon – for hiking

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Bologna is nestled into the foothills of the Appenines, and so there’s plenty of hiking opportunities in and around the city. Parco Talon – or Parco della Chiusa as it’s officially known – is a huge park, about 15 minutes by car/bus from the Porta Saragozza, that snakes alongside the Reno River. While Bologna has […]

Bologna – a city for film buffs

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Bologna is a city for film buffs, as you’ll notice if you visit the city during late June / Early July when the Sotto Le Stelle Del Cinema festival runs annuallyin Piazza Maggiore. Each year a massive screen is erected in the square, and for the length of the festival there are free public screenings […]

Jim Crace’s Harvest Wins the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Jim Crace’s novel Harvest has won the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest prize for a single novel. Previous winning novelists have included Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Kevin Barry, Michel Houellebecq and Herta Müller. Explaining their decision, the Prize judges commented: “At times, Harvest reads like a long prose poem; it plays on the ear like […]

Mambo – Bologna’s Modern Art Museum

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Bologna has a thriving cultural life, and one of its centerpieces is Mambo (Museo Art Moderna di Bologna), a wonderful art museum with temporary and permanent exhbitions, situated in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 14, between the city centre and the train station. A lot of thought has gone in to the Museum, which was formerly […]

Be Cool

Friday, December 12th, 2014

You’ve got to be cool When you walk in And your head spins And your tongue wriggles Like a fish out of water And all the faces Are doors to strange Unknown lands You need a cigarette In your hands You’ve got to be cool When the big man Calls out your name You’ve got […]