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pulsar-1919 · 17 minutes ago
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Gave our history teacher a parting gift of a mug with Micheal Collins on it today, she was absolutely delighted. She then proceeded to tell us about her lazy 11 year old son and give us life advice. I'm gonna miss her so much.
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stairnaheireann · 8 hours ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 17 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 17 May:
1650 – Oliver Cromwell’s army is defeated in the second assault on Clonmel, suffering its heaviest losses. The following day, the Mayor of Clonmel negotiates honourable terms for surrender with Cromwell, who did not realise that O’Neill and his soldiers had left the town. Annoyed at being outwitted, Cromwell nevertheless keeps to the terms. 1730 – Elizabeth, widow of William Molyneux, marries…
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andnowadragon · 10 hours ago
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I seriously wonder if I have adult-onset ADHD because I cannot stay focused on just one book anymore. 😑
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tiarnanafainne · 17 hours ago
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You marched me out long ago, And, though two thousand years have passed, I have not forgotten the road. I am finding my way back.
House of Eden - Ashley O’Neal
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filiocht-ag-fir-marbha · 17 hours ago
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Those who will work in love
Terror will never move;
Thou, if thou patient be,
Canst wear out Tyranny:
Patience — not apathy —
Is silent energy.
~Terence MacSwiney, The Music of Freedom, 1907
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anatomy-lesson · a year ago
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“Bomber of Welland Passed in States,” Toronto Globe. January 08. 1930. Page 01. ----- Luke Dillon Dies After LOng Life of Strenuous Activity --- WAS EIGHTY YEARS OLD --- (Special Despatch to The Globe.) Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 7. - Luke Dillon, best known as ‘the man who tried to blow up the Welland Canal,’ but who, through other acts of boldness and daring during a lifetime of 80 years, championed the cause of ‘Irish freedom,’ died at his home here this afternoon from a complication of illnesses which resulted from the strain of his tempestuous life.
Dillon, Irish patriot, had spent years fighting Indians on the Western outposts of the United States, had planted bombs in the Carlton Club and the House of Commons, had served time in a Canadian prison, occasionally resting from his arduous physical activities to broadcast appeals in writing to friends of an ‘Irish Republic.’ Never, however, did he set foot in Ireland.
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stairnaheireann · a day ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 16 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 16 May:
587 – St Brendan the Navigator, early transatlantic voyager, dies. In the Liturgical calendar, today is St Brendan’s Feast Day. 1907 – Birth of Robert Tisdall, gold medalist in the 400 meter hurdles at the 1932 Olympics. 1916 – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as…
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burnitalldownism · a day ago
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The Israeli ambassador to Ireland is complaining about our TDs rightfully lambasting him on the current and historic violence against Palestinians by the Israeli state, by talking about comparisons with our “complicated” history.
My dude...you’re the fecking British in that comparison.
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“Dá n-aireoinn go raibh tú ag éirí bréan, tuirseach de mo chomhluadar, níl insint ar a mhéad a chuirfeadh sin díomá orm. Sheasóinn ar mo cheann chun tú a shásamh.”
~Scríobh Traolach Mac Suibhne i litir chuig Brí Bhreatnach
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stairnaheireann · 2 days ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 15 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 15 May:
In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast Day of St Dymphna. According to tradition, she lived in the 7th century and was the daughter of a pagan Irish king and his Christian wife. She was murdered by her father. St. Dymphna is the patron saint of the nervous, emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, and those who suffer neurological disorders – and, consequently, of psychologists, psychiatrists,…
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michaelstephenwills · 3 days ago
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A Story Risen from the Mist
A Story Risen from the Mist
We did not climb so much as ascend, with effort, the flank of Slieve Foy, a peak of the Cooley Mountains, County Louth, Ireland. The group being cousin Sean, my wife, Pam, and myself. The ridge of Golyin Pass loomed in the mist where the path dissolved in low cloud. Sean pointed above, to the right to Barnavave, also know as Maeve’s Gap for the queen who came from the west of Ireland to take…
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Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)
Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)
Exploring the story of Bobby Sands’s 66-day hunger strike in the spring of 1981 using extracts from Bobby Sands’s diary, testimony and footage from the archives as well as hearing from journalists, historians, sociologists, medical experts, and who knew Sands. (more…)
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stairnaheireann · 3 days ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 14 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 14 May:
637 – Death of Saint Mo Chutu mac Fínaill, also known as Carthach or Carthach the Younger (a name Latinised as Carthagus and Anglicised as Carthage), was abbot of Rahan (Irish Rathan), Co Offaly, and subsequently, founder and first abbot of Lismore (Irish Les Mór Mo Chutu), Co Waterford. The saint’s Life has come down in several Irish and Latin recensions, which appear to derive from a Latin…
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stairnaheireann · 4 days ago
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#OTD in 1919 – Dan Breen and Seán Treacy rescue their comrade Seán Hogan from a Dublin-Cork train at Knocklong, Co Limerick; two policemen guarding him are killed.
#OTD in 1919 – Dan Breen and Seán Treacy rescue their comrade Seán Hogan from a Dublin-Cork train at Knocklong, Co Limerick; two policemen guarding him are killed.
In one of the most dramatic events in the Irish War of Independence, a handcuffed young Tipperary volunteer, Seán Hogan, was rescued from a train while sat between four armed members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Two RIC were killed in the attack and a number of the volunteers wounded. The rescue was undertaken by three of Hogan’s comrades from the Third Tipperary Brigade of the IRA and…
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stairnaheireann · 4 days ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 13 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 13 May:
1842 – Arthur Sullivan, the son of an Irish musician, is born. Along with William Gilbert he invented the English operetta. Sullivan’s last work is entitled “The Emerald Isle”. 1848 – The Irish Confederation splits; John Mitchel starts the militant United Irishman; he is arrested on this date and is sentenced to 14 years transportation under the new Treason-Felony Act. 1851 – Wexford physician…
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stairnaheireann · 5 days ago
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#OTD in Irish History | 12 May:
#OTD in Irish History | 12 May:
563 – St Columcille establishes a community on Iona. 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland and Earl of Stafford is beheaded. From 1632–39 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament. When Parliament condemned him to death,…
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theirishaesthete · 5 days ago
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On Rocky Ground
Located on a rocky outcrop, Ballinacarriga Castle, County Cork is a particularly fine example of the Irish tower house, thought to have been constructed during the 16th century. Some of the battlements remain, along with square bartizans on the south-east and north-west corners. The building was originally surrounded by a bawn wall with a round flanker tower in each corner, but only a small…
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bisexualremus · 5 days ago
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"It was the fervent hope of those who embarked on that Pill Train that the Irish government would arrest us on our return, making us instant martyrs and obliterating all our sins. If you want to progress socially in colonized Ireland, we told ourselves, the first thing you have to do is go to jail. Look at Eamon De Valera. Look at Countess Markievicz, who came out of jail to become the first woman ever elected to the British Parliament of Westminster, the first woman Minister (of Labour) in an independent Irish Parliament, the first female commandant of the IRA"
— Nell McCafferty, Ireland(s): Coping with the Womb and the Border
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