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#OTD in 1874 – Birth of sculptor, Jerome Connor, in Annascaul, Co Kerry.

Jerome Connor was born in Coumduff, Annascaul, Co Kerry. In 1888, he emigrated to Holyoke, Massachusetts. His father was a stonemason, which led to Connor’s jobs in New York as a sign painter, stonecutter, bronze founder and machinist. 787 more words

Irish History

The Art of Slowing Down

The saving grace of my first days in Córdoba were little old ladies. Abuelas (the Spanish word for grandmothers) litter almost every street corner here, gossiping, chiding, or trundling along with food-filled walkers. 539 more words


14 Henrietta Street

This could be a photograph I’d taken of my Grandmothers dressing table. It isn’t. This is part of Dublins newest museum (It had only been open a few days before I visited it in October last year). 83 more words

Black And White Photography

British Intel Tried to Make N Irish Gang 'Shoot Up' School, Documentary Claims

Sputnik – 23.02.2019

A new documentary, based on an interview with a self-confessed member of the Glennane Gang, gives some insights into allegations that British military intelligence was behind a shocking murder plot to cause the situation in Northern Ireland to “spiral out of control”.

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Human Rights

#OTD in 1713 – Nicola Hamilton, widow of Tristram Beresford MP, dies on her 47th birthday.

On the day of her death, she gave a party to celebrate her 48th birthday; one of those present was the priest who had christened her. 444 more words

Irish History

A gold serpent pendant from Viking Age Denmark

This beautiful serpent pendant was recently discovered near Gørding in Denmark by Jean Stokholm and Doris Birch Mathiesen. Fashioned out of gold and decorated using the  83 more words

278-3 (20.0) - Enough Said!

Okay, so there’s a little more to be said…

Afghanistan have just totalled a record-breaking 278-3 in a Twenty20 International against Ireland. Opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai scored a whopping 162 (11×4, 16×6) from just 62 deliveries. 65 more words