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.
Tags » Bicentenary
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
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
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