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2022-11-27 11:44
8 4 U ON THE 30TH!We've gone back as far as the 17th century in one of our eight pieces for Wednesday, 30th November 2022, which is the period linked to a well-known author who suggested a n… Read More
WHY IS THIS STATE POLITICIAN SWEATING...?
2022-11-20 11:15
WHY IS THIS STATE POLITICIAN SWEATING...?Would it have something to do with a political buddy of his from Tipperary, and/or an expensive dinner and/or a mobile phone licence?Or maybe it's so… Read More
2022-10-31 11:59
The stalwarts, having said their piece and again having stated and explained their political position, brought proceedings temporarily to an end and moved to a different location where they… Read More
BRITISH ARMY FLOGGINGS IN IRELAND IN 1920.
2022-10-19 09:50
ON THIS DATE (19TH OCTOBER) 277 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF THE MAN WHO URGED THE IRISH "TO BURN EVERYTHING ENGLISH EXCEPT THEIR COAL"."Burn everything English but their coal" - the 'Hibernian Pa… Read More
2022-09-17 13:01
...we're putting together a special piece for Wednesday, 21st September, 2022, concerning (very concerning, actually..) about the BA in this country, and the everlasting damage inflicted on… Read More
2022-08-08 16:43
WE'RE BACK! AND WE'RE.....ON WEDNESDAY, 10TH AUGUST 2022!We didn't so much as enjoy the short break we had, as managed to get through it!We love the family and the extended family and the in… Read More
2022-06-05 21:25
ON OUR WAY TO YA : ETA WEDNESDAY, 8TH JUNE 2022...This young Irish republican was the fifth of twelve children living in a three-bedroom house in Derry which had been built by the man of the… Read More
2022-05-02 10:47
(..EVEN IF I HAVE TO PRACTICALLY ROB IT FROM YA..!)'We'll be posting the contents of a letter marked 'CONFIDENTIAL', dated 4th May 1973, sent from one high-ranking British politician to anot… Read More
FROM 1929 - 'THE PLEA OF THE SLAVE'.
2022-04-27 09:07
ON THIS DATE (27TH APRIL) 93 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRA MAN WHO DARED AND SUFFERED - AUSTIN STACK.Austin Stack (pictured) was born on the 7th December, 1879, in Ballymullen, Tralee, County… Read More
'ROGUE' RIC GUNMEN IN 1921.
2022-04-06 09:47
ON THIS DATE (6TH APRIL) 101 YEARS AGO : TWO VOLUNTEERS MURDERED BY 'ROGUE' RIC MEN.The RIC and the Black and Tans (pictured), representatives of 'British justice' in Ireland in the 1920's w… Read More
2022-03-27 21:41
WORKING OUR WAY TO YA FOR WEDNESDAY, 30TH MARCH 2022...These two brothers fought on the same side to 'break the connection with England' then fought against each other, politically, in Leins… Read More
COMIN' AT YA...!
2022-02-20 12:07
AND WE'RE (almost) BACK...!Our BIG birthday party (a 21st - not mine, by the way : I'm not THAT old...!) couldn't have been timed better - Covid restrictions in this State were just about li… Read More
GEARING-UP FOR OUR FIRST POST IN 2022...
2022-01-10 19:48
ATHBHLIAIN FAOI MHAISE DUIT!We're putting together an 8-part post (one of which, our 'Short Stories' piece, will itself cover eleven such 'shorts') for...We'll be writing about a lady, her h… Read More
THE LADY FROM THE BLACK STUFF.
2021-10-25 19:18
ON WEDNESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2021.....we will be posting a six-part post (one of which, our popular 'Short Story' piece, will be referencing 13 different events, all linked) in which we will be… Read More
A TASTER OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT!
2021-10-18 15:34
In 1933, the shoneens in Leinster House and the author of a piece of work came to a financial agreement that suited both parties in more ways than one - the author/artist in question sold ou… Read More
2021-10-13 09:16
ON THIS DATE (13TH OCTOBER) 98 YEARS AGO : MASS HUNGER STRIKE BY IRISH REPUBLICANS.On the 13th October, 1923 - 98 years ago on this date - a mass hunger-strike began by 424 Irish republican… Read More
2021-10-06 17:06
IRELAND'S YOUNG WARRIORS.'Glaine 'nar gcroi – Purity in our hearts. Neart 'nar ngeaga – Strength in our arms. Beart do reir ar mbriathar – Truth on our lips : Na Fianna &Ea&hell…Read More
HANGED FOR 'THE WEARIN' O' THE GREEN..'
2021-09-29 09:37
ON THIS DATE (29TH SEPTEMBER) 93 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF JOHN DEVOY.'The most dangerous enemy of this country that Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone..' - 'The London Times' newspaper, descr… Read More
2021-09-06 10:41
POLITICAL POISON AMALGAMATES IN IRELAND.On Wednesday, 8th September next, we'll be posting a seven-part blog post which will include a few paragraphs on fascism in Ireland, from the 1930's t… Read More
ROGER CASEMENT AND THE FORGER'S DESK.
2021-09-01 09:09
ON THIS DATE (1ST SEPTEMBER) 218 YEARS AGO : TWO 'DISSIDENTS' EXECUTED BY THE BRITISH.On the 1st of September, 1803 - 218 years ago, on this date - two Irishmen were executed by the British… Read More
EXPLOSIONS FOLLOW ULTIMATUM.
2021-08-25 06:43
ON THIS DATE (25TH AUGUST) 82 YEARS AGO : EXPLOSIONS FOLLOW ULTIMATUM.'I have the honour to inform you that the Government of the Irish Republic [32 counties], having as its first duty towar… Read More
STAYCATION OVER, BACK TO REALITY..!
2021-08-18 06:24
BACK FROM STAYCATION (AND SAVING FOR A REAL HOLIDAY!).We survived it!By hook and by crook, by pure good fortune, quick thinking, the gift of the gab, and by being quick on our feet, we survi… Read More
2021-08-02 19:08
OVER ONE MILLION HITS. AND COUNTING...!It has taken us a good few years to get here although, really, we never started this blog with a 'hits/views' objective in mind. But, having said that… Read More
2021-07-28 19:31
'THE BREAK OF ARMAGH : A SUGGESTION BY A WORLD-FAMOUS POET'.From 'The United Irishman' newspaper, July, 1954.Dear Sir,The major portion of the multitude who were elated by the brilliant coup… Read More
2021-05-24 13:36
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE...!BREAKING NEWS!!EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BLOG!!!A world-renowned Hollywood actress and an IRA man on the run ; on Wednesday, 26th May 2021, we'll be breaking our silence on th… Read More
A REBEL IRISH 'LORD' AND TWO INFORMERS.
2021-05-19 08:51
ON THIS DATE (19TH MAY) 112 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF OWEN LANCELOT 'SKEFF'.The inscription on the Sheehy Skeffington headstone reads - 'Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Rose Skeffington, born Magorr… Read More
THE HARANGUES OF ENGLISH LEADERS.
2021-03-31 09:06
ON THIS DATE (31ST MARCH) 47 YEARS AGO : IRA POW IN ENGLISH JAIL JOINS THE HUNGER-STRIKE.Michael Gaughan (pictured), the eleventh Irish republican to die on hunger strike, was four months aw… Read More
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND THE NIGHTINGALE.
2021-03-10 10:28
ON THIS DATE (10TH MARCH) 243 YEARS AGO : 'DARLING OF ERIN' BAPTISED IN DUBLIN.Robert Emmet was born on the 4th March, 1778, a son of Dr Robert Emmet and Elizabeth Mason. His father served a… Read More

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