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1916 – In a manifesto, written on this date, Pádraig Pearse, wrote:

‘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. 82 more words

Irish History

Join Centenary Day

Sunday, April 24, 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Rising. The official commemorative site, http://www.ireland.ie and the Irish Independent news invite all people of Irish blood or ancestry, to send a photo of where they are on that day. 96 more words

Irish History

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Beneath the pillars 
of your past, 
I posted letters 
between your walls 
and wondered 
if they rubbed up against 
the souls of your saviours, 68 more words

Poetry

Easter Parade, April 24, 1916

“By the left, quick march!”

At the command of Commandant General, James Connolly, the Dublin Headquarters Battalion of the Irish Republican Army marched northwest from Liberty Hall. 517 more words

Irish History

City of Saigon

Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East “.

Ho Chi Minh City – former name Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city. A fast paced city with a unique mix of French colonial architecture, Chinese influences, a modern entrepreneurial spirit and numerous temples. 442 more words

Wanders

No Swan Song For Cygnet: A review of “A History of Cygnet Rowing Club, 1890 – 2015”

1 March 2016

Tim Koch writes:

To those who give the matter any thought at all, there is a tendency to think that the story of amateur rowing in Britain has been, until comparatively recently at least, the story of about half-a-dozen clubs, all of them big, old and rather grand, their membership continuously refreshed by the products of long-established private schools and ancient elite universities. 883 more words

Stranded Stones of Sydney

Across the city are the solitary remains of grand buildings and structures. They stand like sentinels as the city grows and changes around them, memorials that mark forgetting as much as remembrance. 1,383 more words

Sydney City