I awake early this morning ready to move on from Limerick and head for Dublin, the capital city of Ireland and the location of Phoenix Park, where you, my Virtual Travel Buddies voted to “drop me” this time. 1,129 more words
. . . the streets of Dublin as you wouldn’t normally see them. Shot last Saturday at around 5am, there is a small window between the last main lot of stragglers heading home after a night out and the arrival of cleaners, shop keepers and a gradual increase in traffic.
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Kilcoole Gun Running, when a shipment of arms and ammunition, part of the same consignment of the well known ‘Howth guns’, were smuggled ashore by Irish Republicans at Kilcoole in County Wicklow. 14 more words
Ninety nine years ago today, Patrick Pearse stood at the graveside of the great Fenian O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetery and made one of the most famous funeral orations in our history. 773 more words