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#OTD in 1916 – Pádraig Pearse wrote an entry into a manifesto on this date.

‘I desire now, lest I may not have an opportunity later, to pay homage to the gallantry of the soldiers of Irish Freedom who have during the past four days been writing with fire and steel the most glorious chapter in the later history of Ireland. 89 more words

Irish History

Ireland - Dublin and Newgrange

Normally I prefer to get the ferry to Ireland, but as it’s winter I decide to get the plane. It’s a hassle, and sadly Aer Lingus is no longer much classier than Ryanair – but as we come in to land, the sun is setting and shafts of rose gold light stream down between the clouds and the mountains – oh, Ireland, how could I have left you for so long? 1,516 more words

United Kingdom & Ireland

Dar es Salaam's Watchman

Photo courtesy: mwanasimba — Wikimedia Commons

Askari monument, in the middle of a roundabout in Dar es Salaam, was a statue I passed every day on the way to the General Post Office. 91 more words

East Africa

1881 – William Pearse, brother of Pádraig, was born in Dublin.

Pádraig’s younger brother was also educated at Westland Row and was a promising sculptor. He founded the Leinster Stage Society and acted in the Abbey Theatre. 76 more words

Irish History

Sinister kangaroos

Dodgy Perth promises this is the last time we will ever deal with this controversial issue. Especially since we are going to put it bed for once and all time. 213 more words


Delivering the Past - Museum of London, Sept 2016

I love this picture: An empty exhibition, not a single soul. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great exhibition, but where are all the people I hear you say? 849 more words

Museum Reviews

Hikkaduwa before the internet

Colombo near Fort Station. Photo courtesy: Calflier001 – Wikimedia.org

Being in Hikkaduwa for six weeks before the internet meant day trips to Colombo to pick up snail mail. 69 more words

Sri Lanka