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Martin McGuinness & dispelling sectarianism

On my way back to Dublin with a parcel of other 13-year-olds from a three-month stay in the Gweedore Gaeltacht in 1961, I paid my first visit to Derry to switch from bus to train. 1,430 more words


#ShortPuts #IRA – Sold SVXY MAY 5 2017 100.0 Put @ 2.75

Covent Garden: Then & Now

I took the color transparency above in Covent Garden, London, one afternoon in 1982, just after a short rain shower. Even though the buildings were against the sun and mostly in darkness, the wet cobbles reflected the sunset and created a fantastic lighting effect. 438 more words

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#OnThisDate in 1921 – Scramogue Ambush: An IRA ambush is mounted on Strokestown-Longford road by south Co Roscommon IRA.

Roscommon was not one of the more violent areas of Ireland during the conflict. The local IRA argued to their GHQ that it was very difficult to conduct guerrilla warfare in the flat open countryside there. 795 more words

Irish History

Wolfe Tones - Joe McDonnell

This song is about one of the 10 Irish martyrs who died on hunger strike in 1981, fighting colonial rule and oppression. The lyrics tell a very emotive story and will be found to be relevant to those who fight injustice across the globe.

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I wear freedom on my sleeve. No really, it’s there.

Time worn, on a less-toned shoulder than was its original home, there’s a shamrock, a selection of runes, and a single word. 523 more words

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