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Irelands Wars, Page 2

A Land Worth Fighting For

This is a land worth fighting for” William of Orange – attrib. “I fought to liberate the Protestants, not oppress the Catholics” …

Village of the Three Generals

St Johnstown, or Ballinalee From where the three generals hail Monroe, Wilson and McEoin Two Scotsmen, one of the Gael. All men …

Ambush At Dooney Rock

When we come at the end of time, To Peter sitting in state, He will smile on the three old spirits, – …

Longford during the “Emergency”

Im of Longford extraction and am a Longford man to be when my cottage in Ballinamuck is restored and I move up …

Dark Ages Return to Earth

Trump getting into power in America on the back of hate, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farange gaining a foothold in the UK …

Passing Ballybrit Castle

By force won from the feirce O’Flahertys Held by Burke for the English Crown On the wrong side of the Wars of …

When The Bullets They Were Flying

When the bullets they were flying When the hunger strikers were dying Every one of them were trying To break down the …

Far from for Kiltartans Poor He Died

William Butler Yeats poems in memory of Major William Robert Gregory celebrate him as an Irish airman, not giving the fact that …

Lesson in History for Bob Geldof

I have a lot of time for Bob Geldolf, but his recent comments comparing the 1916 leaders to jihadis was insulting to …

1916 – War and Revolution

1916 – a year to most Remembered for slaughter of the Somme Youth sacrificed by generals incompetence Against the odds sent to …

Civilians Slain – An Empire Saved

The sight of the Dillon family emerging from their house waving a white flag in Moore Street being shot down by snipers …

One Faith Under Two Flags

One faith under two flags fought in Galway The Gloucester’s guns roared as shells rained from Athenry to Castlegar The Men of …

Ireland Is Not For Sale

Background: As with Tara, where our heritage was torn up to be sold for profit, there is the same happeneing at the …

On Sighting Sandy Row

Visiting Belfast back in 2008 we took a wrong turn, and drove by this mural by accident. While explaining the conflict to …

1916 – A Futile Effort Betrayed

Was it for this that Theobald Wolf Tone Across his own throat drew the blade, His high ideals for which were fought …

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