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#OTD in 1903 – An elephant named Sita kills her keeper tending her sore foot in Dublin Zoo.

Dublin Zoo was opened in 1831, making it the fourth oldest zoo in Europe. The Zoo’s first elephant was a female called Sita, and her keeper was James McNally. 202 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1921 – Carrowkennedy Ambush: Michael Kilroy and the IRA’s West Mayo Flying Column ambushed a convoy of RIC and Black and Tans.

The ambush was organised by Major General Michael Kilroy, later Commandant of the 4th Western Battalion of the IRA. He and his flying column of 33 volunteers took up position between Widow Sammon’s House and that of Widow McGreal in Carrowkennedy and awaited a Royal Irish Constabulary patrol. 135 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1922 – The newly created Royal Ulster Constabulary took over the policing of Northern Ireland.

Following the partition of Ireland, it was decided to disband the RIC as an All-Ireland police force. In southern Ireland a new police force, the Civic Guard later Garda Siochana was formed, while in Northern Ireland the Royal Ulster Constabulary was established on 1 June 1922 as the police force for Northern Ireland. 185 more words

Irish History

Counting The Days

May 25, 2016

We are all getting ready for Den to come home in a few days! It seems surreal that he is going to be home for the Memorial Day weekend! 504 more words

Getting Educated

May 23, 2016

Den has 4 sessions, as usual, today….3 OT and 1 PT, and he would be working with just one therapist all day long. 774 more words

The Momentum is Building

May 20, 2016

I dropped Em off at school and headed for the train. Den was already dressed and eating his breakfast when I arrived. He had 5 sessions today…4 PT and 1 OT. 373 more words

Things are moving quickly....

May 17, 2016

I talked to Den this morning and he has 4 therapy sessions today, Individual OT, OT-Dressing himself, Group OT and Group PT. Almost all of the sessions are in the morning, so he will have his afternoon to himself. 404 more words