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Irish War Of Independence
#OnThisDay 1897 Ernie O’Malley was born in Castlebar, Mayo. O’Malley was an IRA officer during the War of Independence & AT-IRA commander during the Civil War. He wrote several books, most famously ‘On Another Man’s Wound’, about his wartime experiences. #Ireland #History
For most readers, literature serves as a mental space to escape from the reality of a harsh, boring, and dictating society. Authors cleverly employ language to unleash the imagination of their readers. While generally most novels provide a space of escape and often a lesson for the readers, 20th century novels are most notable for […]
“Are you engaged?”
I look up from the corner seat I'm posted up on, between the entrance to a subterranean storeroom and a long glass countertop, the end of which is strewn with lunchtime debris: serviette napkins, plastic bags containing takeout boxes, and a half-dozen individual thermoses filled with hot water. A$AP Eva, the owner of the jewelry store I'm camped out in, glances at the couple she's helping and gently tucks a herringbone-chain necklace into a case. Flat and gleaming, the chain snuggles against its velvet bed like a golden linguini. Setting the box down, Eva reaches for a wheel of engagement rings sporting diamonds that range in size from a Fruity Pebble to a human molar.
My jaw has already gone slack and my forehead begins to sweat. It takes the couple who were purchasing the chain a few more beats to respond. “Uh, no,” the young woman stammers, her eyes going wide in awkwardness. Her boyfriend’s hands dig in deep into his pants pockets and he deliberate..
In May 1919, the American Commission on Irish Independence arrived in Dublin. Before long, all hell broke loose in London and Paris. The ACII was a non-government delegation of three prominent Irish-Americans formed in the wake of the February 1919 Irish Race Convention in Philadelphia. The trio of labor lawyer Frank P. Walsh; former Illinois […]
John Wayne “Mad Anthony” Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of Canada. He fought in the Battle of Trois-Rivières, and led forces at Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. “Mad Anthony” Wayne fought at Brandywine in 1777, then harassed British General Howe as his troops […]
“I fight on, I fight to win.” European political junkies and reporters in the 1990s, as well as students of politics and history today would be familiar with this quote. The then-UK Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, bellowed these words towards a huddle of journalists as she left Downing Street on the morning of 22 November […]
Fr Gerry Gogan, who has died in his 92nd year, was one of the dwindling band of Irish missionaries expelled from Nigeria after the civil war of 1967-1970. A member of the Spiritan order (historically called the Holy Ghost Fathers in English-speaking countries), he served for 17 years in that country He learned to speak […]
By Dr. Mark Creech – May 19, 2019 Rev. Benjamin Morris was a Congregational minister, who lived from 1810 to 1867, pastored churches in Indiana and Ohio, and other places. When his health failed, he retired from ministry and moved to Washington, D.C. Morris developed a deep concern that America was drifting from her spiritual […]
The Israel lobby in the United Kingdom Overview We often hear accusations of Russian interference in other countries. But why is the huge amount of proven Israeli interference overlooked? One country wields more influence over British politics than any other: Israel. The Zionist lobby exerts this influence through various means. These are financial donations, media […]
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Sleepless, lost and wrapped in a glacial mist, the two British fliers could be sure of only one thing: they were losing control. They were nearly a thousand miles from dry land and had not seen a single ship since taking off eight hours earlier.Finally, the cloud parted and Captain John Alcock could see that…
Sean O’Casey was 43 years old and had worked his whole life as a laborer, when he finally had a play accepted in 1922 by the founders of Dublin’s famed Abbey Theater, the dramatist Lady Gregory and the poet W.B. Yeats. That play, The Shadow of A Gunman, was set during the 1920 Irish War of Independence, […]
The “Downton Abbey” movie is coming to theaters on September 20, 2019, in North America. And that’s just lovely, because it’s certainly time for a trip to 1927 England to visit the Crawley family. [media-credit name=”Downton Abbey, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jaap Buitendijk” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit] The official trailer (below) has the tagline of “Welcome […]