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Sacred Heart Church - Irvinestown

The Gothic style Sacred Heart Church in local limestone and Newry Granodiorite is not especially old having been built in 1910 (with a significant extension in 1989). 310 more words

Enniskillen (Co.Fermanagh)

Commonwealth War Graves - Irvinestown

In my review of Castle Archdale Country Park I indicated that during World War II the park, then Castle Archdale Manor House and Estate were commandeered by the Royal Air Force and was a significant base for PBY Catalinas and Short Sunderlands flying boats which flew from Castle Archdale to protect Atlantic shipping from German U-boats. 733 more words

Enniskillen (Co.Fermanagh)

Irvinestown Old Church and Graveyard

After about ten years into the Plantation of Ulster, Nicholas Pynnar was appointed ‘to survey and to make a return of the proceedings and performance of conditions of the undertakers, servitors, and natives planted’ in the six escheated counties of Armagh, Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, Fermanagh, and Londonderry. 475 more words

Enniskillen (Co.Fermanagh)

It would be a comfort to find his grave

The Spencer family was trying to help Will’s German friends discover the fate of their missing son.

5 March 1917

A letter for me from Florrie. 111 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

"They froze to death, their hands frozen onto the oars"

Fanad Head lighthouse features regularly on social media because of its splendid location. Whilst it is a major tourist attraction, it has also featured in some dreadful tragedies over the years. 603 more words

Ireland

War graves in Spital Cemetery

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for 42 graves, including four personal memorials and two with personal and CWGC headstones. Most are Hopton Wood stone. There are 35 for WWI and 7 for WWII. 81 more words

ASK THE CHILDREN OF WAR

beneath a narcissistic blue moon

a race empty of allusive ingenuity

yet, by dint of narrated tradition

perhaps only the wary Babylonians

could likely fathom an explanation… 101 more words