Category Archives: History

Happy St.Patrick’s Day- March 17th 🇮🇪 🇺🇦 ☘️🌻

Abroad, the Taoiseach has said all the various speaking occasions to mark St Patrick’s Day will highlight Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Ukraine.He will also seek to highlight the importance of democracy and free speech, and the abidance to … Continue reading

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Putin Attacks Ukraine – Stop The War Russia!

Ukraine declared itself a neutral state in 1991.It is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east. It officially declared itself an independent country … Continue reading

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Please Support The UN’s Fund For Ukraine

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Great New Book: The Presidents’ Letters (Ireland)

A collection of letters to the Presidents of Ireland from 1938-2021. Title: The Presidents’ Letters Author: Flor Mc Carthy Publisher : New Island Books ISBN: 9781848407695 Contributors include:  David McCullagh | Rory Montgomery | Martina Devlin | Catriona Crowe | Samantha … Continue reading

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RIP John Hume

PEACE by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) H, that Time could touch a formThat could show what Homer’s ageBred to be a hero’s wage.‘Were not all her life but storm,Would not painters paint a formOf such noble lines,’ I said,‘Such a … Continue reading

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You Don’t Get To Be Racist And Irish By Imelda May

(I just love this poem. It is so full of emotion, passion and Irish history – what a poet!! ) You Don’t Get To Be Racist And Irish By Imelda May .. You don’t get to be racist and Irish … Continue reading

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War Hero Prince Harry Suffers Hard Brexit. A Birth Royal Treated Like A Divorcee.No Compassion From Family!

  War Hero Prince Harry In two years he has become a husband to Meghan and a father to his beloved Archie. He is so in love. He adores fatherhood. Prince Harry wanted to be a good husband and loyal … Continue reading

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RIP Seamus Mallon

His Funeral Live   Interesting Article Title: Tributes paid to ‘bridge builder’ Séamus Mallon at funeral Author: RTE News Source: https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0127/1111117-seamus-mallon-funeral-sdlp/ Onine, The Internet, 29/01/2020 Sample Text: Séamus Mallon was a bridge-builder who dedicated himself to peacemaking, Archbishop of Armagh … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Honored With a Barbie Doll on Women’s Equality Day — TIME

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is being honored with her own Barbie doll. The toy company Mattel unveiled the new doll for Women’s Equality Day on August 26 as part of a range dedicated to celebrating inspiring women. Parks became … Continue reading

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“Driving Passion” – A COMPLETE History of the American Automobile, part 1 of many!!! — Shared From ONLINE ARTICLES

Here is “Driving Passion,” a very complete, in-depth look at the history and development of the American automobile and the industry it created, going back to the late 1800s!! Tons of old historical black-and-white footage here, lots of interviews, presented … Continue reading

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First Dáil Éireann- Speech By President Michael D. Higgins

(1st Dail Eireann , The Birth Of Irish Democracy) First Dáil Éireann The Mansion House, Dublin, 21 January 2019 A Cheann Comhairle, A Chathaoirligh, A Thaoisigh, A Airí, A Theachtaí Dála, A Sheanadóirí, A ghaolta le Teachtaí na Céad Dála … Continue reading

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Old Ireland Was No Country For Women

Some poor Irish women of the past suffered much so we could own property, vote, earn a living and live the life we want. Thank-you brave ladies. We still have not got pay and promotion equality or even even representation … Continue reading

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I Enjoyed This Book – The Better Angels of Our Nature….

Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Author: Steve Pinker   ISBN: 9780143122012 Publisher: Penguin “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.” —Bill … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells

Title: The Book of Kells Publisher: Ireland Of The Welcomes, Online Full Text & Source: http://irelandofthewelcomes.com/the-book-of-kells/ Online, The Internet, 17/3/2018 Sample Text: The Book of Kells, one of great treasures of medieval Europe, is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in … Continue reading

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Such Wealth & Beauty In Rome…..

There are many free guides to Rome online. One of them is  – Rome Guide Online: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/rome It was a busy, walking holiday but I really enjoyed it. There is so much to discover and everywhere is quicker on foot … Continue reading

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20 Years Dead Princess Diana Already – The People’s Princess

How proud she would be of her two sons and her two grandchildren. This slideshow is doing the rounds on social media sites. It is a beautiful tribute to the late Princess Diana. https://www.facebook.com/slideshow.metamorphosis/videos/1248068958561104/   Princess Diana By Hello Magazine … Continue reading

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The Landlord’s Tale. Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. 2 He said to his friend, … Continue reading

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St.Patrick’s Day – A Day When The Whole World Celebrates The Irish Culture

Date: 17th March (Every Year) St.Patrick’s Day Website: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/ Title:St. Patrick and Identity Author: National Museum, Ireland Full Text & Source: http://www.museum.ie/Country-Life/Featured-Topics/St-Patrick/Decorative-arts St. Patrick and the symbols associated with him have been used to emphasis Irish identity and can been … Continue reading

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Researching your family history in Ireland: Where to start

Title:Researching your family history in Ireland: Where to start Author:Irish Genealogy Toolkit Full Text & Source: http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/irish-roots.html The Internet, Online, 6/8/2016 Sample Text: So where to start? Start with yourself and work backwards.  Talk to your relatives. Find your ancestor’s … Continue reading

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25 Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners

Title: 25 Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners Author: Sunny Jane Morton, Family Tree Magazine Full Text & Source: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/25-best-genealogy-websites-for-beginners The Internet, Online, 7/06/2016 Sample Text: Hit the online road with this travel guide of starter tips and sites guaranteed to … Continue reading

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