Tag Archives: British

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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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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Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc on Commemorating Kilmichael A well written article exploring the minefield that is the proposed commemorative tribute to the Auxiliary Division, at the site of the Kilmichael Ambush. 

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(image from thehindu.com, 05/07/2013) Shielding Commonwealth war graves from the ravages of time This is a great article by Christian Fraser for BBC news, regarding the herculean restorative efforts being undertaken at the Commonwealth War Graves in France and elsewhere … Continue reading

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30 Pieces of Weregild

It seems that old enemies can become new friends. Old wounds can and are forgiven. But only if a price is paid. Blood money was the old fashioned term, or Weregild if you prefer the Anglo-Saxon term. Today it has fallen into … Continue reading

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‘Pro Publico Bono’

  Without getting into personal views on ANY side of the upcoming parliamentary debate in the Republic of Ireland, I think we can all agree on one thing; freedom of religious belief and expression should not interfere with the governance … Continue reading

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‘Stewards Enquiry’: The Curragh Mutiny and trade in Horse Meat in Ireland in 1914!

In recent days there has been a furore surrounding the discovery of traces of horse meat in beef products sold in Ireland. As a historian, this has sparked a personal debate; what is the real issue here? Irish people appear to … Continue reading

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