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1798 Thinking

“Thats 1798 thinking” ~ Longford phrase meaning its an old fashioned notion and idealist, unlike modern reality To think like we did, …

Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …

Horsemen Awaited at Bunlahy

Background – Sean Mac Eoin told of a Tracey family related to him that had two brothers in the fight at Granard, …

The Turn Oot Remembered By Both Sides

Men of Eireann, forbidden oaths swearing Blood to shed for freedoms cause Bards songs sung of brave rebels from cart handles hung …

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 …

Walking Edenmore Bog

Across this moor in fear they fled As marched their comrades were in the roads below The lucky were their comrades dead …

Comrades Stood as Comrades Should

Comrades stood as comrades should For each other, for cause to fight Man to man, as heros can To fall is noble …

Killala Man, Remembered

He never went home. We know not his name… A man from Mayo… we pass where he sleeps, He who died for …

The Death of Betsy Gray

Oh, Erin mourns a daughter Who was tragically cut away A Scot of Ulster who for Ireland Was killed one fateful day …

In Stone, Should His Name Be Set

Carve his name, place in stone each letter, To do so… now it is the time… The call, a campaign to start, …

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