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November 3 in history

39  – Lucan, Roman poet was born, (d. 65).

644   Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, was martyred by a Persian slave in Medina. 650 more words


The inaugural parkrun at Castletown House

It’s not often you get the chance to take part in an inaugural parkrun. Our local one up ’til now has been Griffeen Park in Lucan. 303 more words


Marcion and the Gospel of Luke...Another Conspiracy Theory

The occasional fringe lunatic (myself included) is of the opinion that Marcion wrote the gospel of Luke.  The mainstream consensus (going back to Tertullian in the 3rd century) is that Marcion took the gospel of Luke, hacked it up to fit his theology, and used it, along with most Pauline epistles, to create his own canon, presumably the first attempt by anyone to create a multi-book canon. 449 more words


Tickets please

After commuting on the 25A bus from Lucan to Dublin city centre for nearly two decades, Majella Killalea shares how she has experienced the full panoply of human emotions on her journeys, from desperation and fear to sheer joy and relief… 783 more words

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From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Twelve. Who was the Prophet of Revolution?

Although it was written well before the Revolution took fire, this passage, which cites Latin poet Lucan’s violent epic poem Pharsalia (On The Civil War… 275 more words

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