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Road to the Revolution Talks at Ballyroan Library

Ballyroan Library presents a series of three talks by historian Ann Matthews, dealing with the prelude to the 1916 Rising.

Cumann na mBan and its Role in 1916… 54 more words


Post-War Somme

As promised yesterday, here’s an internal page of a Michelin guide to the battlefields of the Great War. As we commemorate today the 99 years of the beginning of the battle of the Somme, I wanted to show how looked this battlefield in 1920. 24 more words


ANU Productions 'Glorious Madness'

After the outrageously successful run of Pals: The Irish at Gallipoli at Collins Barracks, which told the story of a group of Irish friends who signed up to battle in the first world war for the British, ANU Productions are back a new historical piece based on the 1916 Easter Rising… 314 more words


Countdown To The Somme Centenary

A year from today it will be the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. While many of the battles and campaigns of 1915 have been largely ignored by the media this year, the Somme has become a by-word for the Great War to a wider public and the year 2016 is likely to be something of a repeat of 2014 which much interest, many new books and a host of related events. 82 more words


Die Somme-Schlacht

Am 1. Juli 1916 begannen die Briten unter ihrem Oberbefehlshaber, General Douglas Haig, ihre große Entlastungsoffensive an der Somme. Seit Februar tobte die Schlacht um Verdun. 693 more words


Tractors: Market Lavington leads the way.

Today we are looking at an article published in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald on April 19th 1973. But it is about an event which took place in 1916 – the first use of a tractor in South West England. 155 more words


Turkish prisoners

I’ve always been impressed by the pictures of WW1 prisoners of wars because “winners” and “loosers”, after the battle, always seem to share the same fate and are in fact brothers in arms. 22 more words