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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... British parliamentary policy, at home and abroad, had been founded on opposition to hegemony (except, notoriously, in Ireland—though Gladstone set out to remedy that). This opposition had extended to regicide in 1649 and revolution in 1688, and consistent support for the enemies of Continental ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313484

Re: Duncannon Military show 2014

The sun has set on another Duncannon show for 2014 and what a great show it was . A big thank you to Joe o Toole and Marian Cody for making the event possible . The weather was very kind to us this year which was a added bonus :D ...
by PanzerMeyer
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Duncannon Military show 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 15591


... to announce that our Annual Show 2014 will take place on Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd 2014 at Naas Racecourse, Co. Kildare. We plan to set up on the Friday and the show will be open to the public from 10am to 6pm on both the Saturday and Sunday. There will be food and entertainment ...
by jenny102
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Replies: 12
Views: 24218

16 Lives: Roger Casement

... down to us from a remote past, save in Ireland only” (“The Romance of Irish History”). It would seem from this that Casement looked on Ireland as setting a standard for the rest of Europe, not toward the philosophy of a German refugee who had beavered toward the betterment of mankind in the safety ...
by michaelcarragher
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: 16 Lives: Roger Casement
Replies: 0
Views: 5205

An Gaill Glais - Norman Times

... One where honour meant something. Perhaps you dreamed of taking arms against the oppressor, living like a Knight/Warrior. We did and that’s why we set up Gaill Glais. Gaill Glais was the name given by the Irish to the Invading Normans in 1170. It means The Grey Foreigners. Our group hails member ...
by templarcommander
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An Gaill Glais - Norman Times
Replies: 4
Views: 7155

Re: Battle group South 2014

... , maintaining and above all running armoured vehicles is specialised, very specialised , if a person was to have armour then they would be best to set up a club around that vehicle or vehicles and focus that club on getting those vehicles to shows , displays , reenactments etc and that group would ...
by rommel
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Battle group South 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 9792

Battle group South 2014

... to start a new group called BGC , battle group centre , their aim is to do more battle reenactments and outdoor training, and a more formal set up club etc and we wish Battle group centre well with this . The original members founding members of battle group south are still alive and well ...
by rommel
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Battle group South 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 9792

Re: Guns of the Easter Rising

... far beyond America's shores. Gregory Peck used one on the screen to shoot a mad dog in To Kill a Mockingbird , a plausible detail (the film is set in the Hungry Thirties, when cheap military-surplus guns were all that most could afford). That the Howth Mauser was believed to be an elephant ...
by michaelcarragher
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Guns of the Easter Rising
Replies: 3
Views: 8832

Re: Galloglass, European Man at Arms and Border Reiver

Amazing stuff! Your pics inspired me to get a combless Burgonet made by White Rose Armoury earlier this year. I hope to add my own pics soon. And I hope my kit can rise to the bar set by work like this!

Thank you again for sharing,

by timothy
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Galloglass, European Man at Arms and Border Reiver
Replies: 7
Views: 20525


... I did not get any responses over on the Early Modern page, I'm going to throw it out to the general group: I am starting to do more Tudor period set ups and attending more field type events. I'm looking for a common Irish pottage recipe and foods that would be easily prepared in the field in ...
by finnobreanan
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Foodways
Replies: 0
Views: 2353

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