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Going home - now where would that be?

Yes, you could say that I’m leading a sort of double life this year, here one week and gone the next… and not only that but I’ve got two blogs on the go as well  – so this week, I’m going to reveal all, to let you into my secret alternative life, a sort of dream-life where I’m a rambling scholar, wandering along some lonely shore in Connemara… 275 more words


Insights Into The Murder Machine

This year Ireland celebrates the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, in which a small group of Irish rebels stormed the General Post Office and other buildings in Dublin to attempt to launch a countrywide rebellion against British rule. 2,565 more words

Crann Dara - from sapling to mighty oak

What is it about trees? As far back as the Stone Age, trees have been respected and revered. Trees are our guardians. As a single tree provides shade to the traveller, collectively trees protect all life on this planet. 431 more words


Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure by Ruth Dudley Edwards

This is a biography of Pearse from the 1970’s. It covers his life from childhood, schooling at the Christian Brothers on Westland Row where his love for Gaelic Culture began, to his involvement with the Gaelic League and finally to his membership of the IRB and his leadership in the Easter Rising. 196 more words

On This Day – 29 April 1916 – Patrick Pearse agrees to unconditional surrender

With Elizabeth O’Farrell obscured                         Minus Elizabeth O’Farrell entirely

It was never going to be much more than a futile gesture to begin with, but few of those in the know, who gathered in Dublin on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916 for Irish Volunteer manoueuvers, would have expected the rebellion they had planned to last as long as a week. 572 more words