History in the making

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New Water Meter Covers on the Ballinacurra Road, Limerick

TO regular followers of my blog I apologise and issue the following disclaimer: this post has NOTHING to do with military history. At least nothing intentionally!

I spotted this curiosity walking home the other day and found it intriguing! We as historians look at the Georgian Mile in Dublin and marvel at the archetypical features of the houses along it; the curving fanlights over the main doors, the small panes of glass, the boot-scrapers and of course the coal chutes with their coverings on street level!

Well in 150 years time historians of the future (perhaps a novel concept!) may look at Irish houses built in the last few hundred years and detect a new type of ‘chute’ covering along every home! The water main! a nice little covering i thought, at least there was an effort at aesthetics employed!

History, my friends, is being made every day!

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About eamonntgardiner

I am a PhD Student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am conducting research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst British First World War veterans serving as Auxiliary Policemen in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. I have previously conducted research into local Irish Volunteer/Old IRA units in Munster as well as British responses to popular insurgencies in areas they administered. I have previously published a book on the British Counterinsurgency responses to the IV/IRA conflict in Ireland, 1919-1921, entitled 'Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War: Counter Insurgency and Conflict.' I have also published papers on various aspects of that war and also on other insurgencies. I write a regular blog on those and other related matters, which can be read at https://eamonntgardiner.wordpress.com/ My research interests include Feminism and De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism, Insurgency, Police and Military Histories, Institutional Histories. Subaltern Studies, International History of the 20th Century, Modern Irish History, Historiography, History of Conflict, Peace Keeping/Enforcement/Protectorates, Spheres of Influence, Hegemonic Theories, Old and New Terrorism.
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