By Timothy G. McMahon
On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, nearly 1,500 men and women in Dublin launched what came to be known as the Easter Rising, the prelude to the Irish War of Independence of 1919-21. 1,901 more words
Genealogical investigator, Jayne Sinclair, is contacted by an American billionaire who is seeking help in order to trace his father. Adopted at a young age, and with no recollection of his early life, John Hughes is desperate to discover his true identity before he succumbs to the illness that threatens to end his life in the following months. 322 more words
Wednesday, May 24, 1916 was Empire Day and this was marked in Ashbourne and was observed in the ‘customary manner’.
“From almost all the public buildings the Union Jack was flown and the schoolchildren were granted a half-holiday which enabled them to enjoy the brilliant sunshine which prevailed. 1,046 more words