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Cork Church of Ireland Marks the Bicentenary of the Birth of George Boole, Father of the Information Age

On Sunday, 1st November – All Saints’ Sunday – the bicentenary of the birth (on 2nd November, 1815) of George Boole, first Professor of Mathematics at University College, Cork, was commemorated at the Sunday morning Eucharist at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork. 1,554 more words


Donkey walking and a Regency Ball

We now have a shiny rental car, which facilitates exploring St Helena independently. Today we took part in weekly donkey walking. Fifty years ago, donkeys were an important part of St Helenian life, used for transporting the island’s flax crop and taking vegetables to market. 249 more words


More Summer Reading

It seems I missed several more articles on Edward Lear:

Marroni, Francesco. “Byron, Edward Lear and the Riddle of Albania.” Skills and Tools to the Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management… 412 more words

Edward Lear

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. 746 more words

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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


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


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

Nineteenth Century

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.