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Sunday Picnics at the Homestead

Aside from marking the unofficial start of summer, this weekend also marks the start of our annual Sunday Picnic series, which aims to remind us that no matter how young or old you are, this is the season for relaxation, reflection, and fun! 353 more words


In Honor Of My Grandfather

This is in honor of my grandfather and all who have died in service to our country.  This Memorial Day I would like to share my original post that was published in 2015 and was featured on Freshly Pressed. 9 more words

WWI Memorial

With Memorial Day just a couple of days away, I want to take a moment to honor a relative of mine who was killed while in service to our country. 351 more words

Fr Doyle in the Irish Times

Last week The Irish Times published a special supplement on the First World War, and it contained 2 articles about Fr Doyle. One was by Carole Hope on aspects of Fr Doyle’s war service. 142 more words


Preparations For War: Plan XVII

Like Germany, France had also designed a plan for war far in advance of the outbreak. Their vision was to be clouded by a thirst for revenge. 477 more words