Monthly Archives: August 2014

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

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Irish Home Rule and the First World War: A Video History by Ronan McGreevy

Irish Home Rule and the First World War   This fantastic short video introduction to the topic of Irish Home Rule and the impact which the advent of the First World War had on it, is brought to you by … Continue reading

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Coonagh had highest death toll in World War I

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Restoring Cork’s National Monument

When time stands still – restoring the national monument http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/when-time-stands-still-restoring-the-national-monument-281964.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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Uncivilised Actions in a Civil War

With the world’s rather limited attention span at present being directed at the horrors that are the civil wars in both Ukraine and Iraq/Syria, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the Irish road to eventual independence came with … Continue reading

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Mullinahone RIC station

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Documentary reveals 2m Irish men died fighting for Britain

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Israeli plaque removed after attacks

  Israeli plaque removed after attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28766816   Belfast is a funny city.   I mean in 90% of Northern Ireland (and by extension, Ulster), the Orange Order organises reasonably decent commemorative events for Loyal men and women to commemorate … Continue reading

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Antarctica mission launch re-enacted

Antarctica mission launch re-enacted http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-28702267

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The ‘lost’ poetry of World War One

The ‘lost’ poetry of World War One http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28705819 Britain and the Western World was preparing for the Great War for well over thirty years, so it comes as little surprise that the media was ready to play it’s part. The … Continue reading

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Five US generals killed in action

Five US generals killed in action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28669943

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Robinson Crusoe Fitzgerald Kennedy

The men who saved JFK’s life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28644830   Most articles on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy tend to focus on the man’s assassination in Dallas in 1963; few if any recall that the man known to the world as JFK had … Continue reading

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A Positive-Negative Development

    Nationwide Photographic Programme   Last Wednesday night’s Nationwide special brought to us by the Irish national broadcaster, rté, showcased a series of photographs which detail the lives lived by Irishmen and women who volunteered to serve in the Great … Continue reading

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Comdt Padraic Kennedy

Comdt Padraic Kennedy speaks on his role as OiC (Office in Charge) of the Military Archives, the http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie website and the release of the Military Witness Statements which ushered in the Long Decade of Commemoration.

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World War One battlefields 100 years on

World War One battlefields 100 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28461026

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