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Big it up for the OSI

I don’t know whether there is any official award scheme for contributions to historical research but, if there is, I reckon Ordnance Survey Ireland should get one. 147 more words

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The K&A in slow time

There is a television station or channel called BBC 4. On Tuesday next, 5 May 2015, it will broadcast

A two-hour, real-time canal boat journey down one of Britain’s most historic waterways, the Kennet and Avon Canal, from Top Lock in Bath to the Dundas Aqueduct.

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Portland House

Here is a good article about the destruction of Portland House, just upstream of Portumna on the east bank of the Shannon, by ruffians in 1938. 8 more words

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And quite right too

From the Dublin Weekly Register Saturday 15 June 1822:

A boy of the name of Thomas Brady was brought into custody to the Head Police Office, on Sunday morning, by James Devereux, Ranger of the Grand Canal, having been found bathing in the canal, at Charlemont-bridge, about the hour of five o’clock on the same morning.

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Better drowned than duffers

The Irish Sailing Association is at it again, lobbying for the retention of a system under which the vast majority of owners of diesel-powered private pleasure craft can safely engage in tax dodging. 567 more words

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The sinking at Moyvalley

FINAL SALE

Of the Extensive Stock of Woollen and other Shop Goods, including Blankets, Flannels, and Stuffs, Cotton Cords, Hosiery, Muslins, Trimmings, &c, &c, all more or less injured by fresh water, caused by the sinking of Boat No 49, at Moyvalley, on the Evening of Monday the 9th instant, by the Night Passage Boat.

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