The immediate reaction to the 1916 Easter Rising can be gauged by unambiguous condemnation in Irish newspapers including Freeman’s Journal, Irish Times, Evening Herald and… 2,592 more words
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The first instalment of records contained in the Military Pensions Archive has been officially opened by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The long wait has been due to privacy concerns; the files could only be released after the death in 2006 of the last pensioner, Lieutenant Colonel Seán Clancy, aged 105.The full collection contains more than 300,000 files showing the full details of 80,000 applicants for a pension and the grounds on which they applied. 502 more words
A TRAVELLER’S TALE
By Frances Devlin-Glass in conversation with EILEEN HALEY, quilt-maker, feminist and poet.
A recent sentimental return to the Araluen Valley in southern New South Wales in search of dragons (immense monitor lizards that 40 years ago removed utterly all impetus to swim in the upper reaches of the Moruya River) took us by a circuitous route to Braidwood and, by sheer fluke, to a quilters’ exhibition. 770 more words