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Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo

The sheer number of historical anniversaries and commemorations in 2015 has certainly kept me busy. Today marks the bicentenary (200 years) since the world-changing Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815, which pitted the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte against the Duke of Wellington and allied forces. 745 more words

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Waterloo's other hero

Yesterday was the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, when on 18 June 1815 Wellington finished off Napoleon for good. But today, the day after the battle, is remembered in my family as the day that our relative arrived too late. 125 more words

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Waterloo

He met his Waterloo
Back in the throes of time
Stood on a muddy battlefield
In muck and mud and grime
Outnumbered by opposing flanks… 98 more words

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200 Years of Prayer and Praise at Saint Luke's Church, Knockmourne, County Cork

The parishioners and community in north-east County Cork had a wonderfully uplifting time at St Luke’s Knockmourne over the weekend of the 5th to 7th of June when they celebrated the bicentenary of the church. 370 more words

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Stories of Midleton Veterans of the Peninsular Campaign & Waterloo

We are currently in the midst of the 100th anniversary of World War One, but recent years have also marked the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars, a conflict in which tens of thousands of Irishmen fought. 2,553 more words

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Tony Harpur reblogged this on Midleton with 1 'd' and commented:

Damian Shiels has done it again - this interesting account of the Midleton Waterloo pensioners appeared on his blog in January. Sadly there's no record of the Midleton men who died at Waterloo two hundred years ago, on 18th June 1815.

Celtic Devotions 15th June

Morning
Reading :  Psalm 104 vs 19-26
Meditation : consider God’s wisdom – seen in Creation
Pray to trust Him more.
Creator God
We praise You for the moon and sun, 61 more words

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Celtic Devotions 14th June

Morning
Reading :  Psalm 104 vs10-18
Meditation :   consider all that God does in these verses – which are you drawn to?
Pray to Him in praise. 80 more words

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