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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... a component of that Bill, and we Irish were again the authors of our own misfortunes in the Border Commission fiasco, which saw that Council handed over to the tender mercies of James Craig. Likewise, by Nationalists’ misguided abstention from the Northern parliament, we permitted the Unionists ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307849

16 Lives: Roger Casement

... in Germany, his complaint to his diary in early April 1916 “that Germany tried to incite a revolt ... in Ireland by a paltry gift of second-hand rifles put in the hands of excitable young men”, are inconsistent with his reversion to support for the Reich. It’s difficult not to conclude that ...
by michaelcarragher
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: 16 Lives: Roger Casement
Replies: 0
Views: 5063

Re: Swords of ElGur

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by Eleazar
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Arts & Crafts
Topic: Swords of ElGur
Replies: 12
Views: 16748

Battle group South 2014

... and battle fields unless mounted on our bikes and out fits . WE will be doing a few private tactical weekends, on the vehicles ,and keeping the hand in at that for few of our younger lads .Also we have 2 films we will be working on in spring and next Autumn involving our vehicles and ourselves ...
by rommel
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Battle group South 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 9573

Re: DESPATCH RIDERS OF THE RISING

... jolting of the ride”. As they rode the eight miles back some stragglers may have raised their jaded heads, widened their eyes in alarm, waved a hand in warning: “Wrong way, chum!” But Roger West was not going the wrong way; he was going the only way he could. For his worldview was so different ...
by michaelcarragher
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:25 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: DESPATCH RIDERS OF THE RISING
Replies: 8
Views: 16029

For Sale- Ladies cottehardie

... sleeve ( Lionheart Replicas buttons with blue semi-precious stones). Trimmed with rabbit fur dyed blue on the neckline and at the front slits. All hand sewn! Size 40/42. Worn only 2 times. For exact sizes and price offers please message her on facebook (link below), or email her at: contact@ladymalina.com ...
by Michal
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:44 am
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: For Sale- Ladies cottehardie
Replies: 0
Views: 3591

Re: Official IRA house codes

... James Gillogly in a book called 'Decoding the IRA'. There may be some correlation between this work and your Grandfather's copybook. On the other hand, there might not be, but it could be a sound starting point for you. Good luck with your investigation. Gerry
by Gerry859042
Sat May 04, 2013 2:51 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Official IRA house codes
Replies: 3
Views: 7165

Re: Irish Shaggy Mantle

... the pile is proper locks of fleece, not too fluffy. I guess some Greek markets / shops may have something suitable. Some of the blankets are still hand made, like here: http://www.chulesblankets.com/history.html .
by vlasta
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Shaggy Mantle
Replies: 11
Views: 22216

Re: Irish Shaggy Mantle

... Sweden, Springhill, Rogart, Sutherland, Scotland and York, England. (This last reference is two pieces in which the pile has been inserted by hand afer weaving rather than being an integral part of manufacture.) A possible early Irish example isthe relic known as the mantle of St. Brigid. ...
by vlasta
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Shaggy Mantle
Replies: 11
Views: 22216

Re: Early Irish Shields

... art of this time can be unreliable. A couple of bosses have been found where the internal diameter is said to be barely large enough to fit your hand in, maybe someone else here has more info on these.
by Stephen Curtin
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Early Irish Shields
Replies: 8
Views: 20414
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