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Re: wooden toy in Ireland

Wow, I am amazed... In Truso we have no wooden artefacts at all... anly amber, amber, amber, jewelery, horns and bones, iron... Will it be possible to receive some mpictures/paper on toys (viking and medieval times) from Ireland?
by Skaut_PL
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: wooden toy in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 6826

16th Century Shields

... defense against the missiles of other kern, but are their any other references to this type of shield? As for these round leather targets, is it possible that these might have been like the shield from the portrait of Sir Neil O'Neill, painted in 1680, but the shield might have been belonged ...
by Stephen Curtin
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:29 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96125

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... There were sectarian riots in Cavan throughout the 19th century. In 1914, the Volunteers (Ulster and Irish) staged rival parades, armed where possible that made people very nervous. In 1918 there was fierce three-way rioting between the Volunteers on one side, and (strange as it may seem) ...
by Jd66
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:45 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306985

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... agreed the police had met the local Citizens Defence Committee to try to arrange protection for the church from the Army, but this was not possible because the troops were heavily committed elsewhere ." Not quite verbatim, but not far off. I think it's also fair to credit the IRA with ...
by DrNightdub
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:17 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306985

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... Carroll was an informer, war made her silencing essential; if she was a nuisance or anything else deemed undesirable, the Troubles made her murder possible.
by michaelcarragher
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:08 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 306985

Re: Fort Camden Crosshaven

... two guns that are now fitted in the emplacement were as far as I know donated by the Irish Government and came I think from one of the Cork Forts possible that on Spike Island. I only mention this as I thought the information might be of some use. Willie Nugent
by ironside
Sun May 15, 2011 8:46 pm
 
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Re: Shield of Aodh O Conor

... to prehistoric figures e.g. Conn of the hundred battles. I still think that a heater would be a better fit for Aodh O Connor's shield, but its possible that shields like the ones in the above link were used in the 15th century as a transitional style from heater to targe, this is just speculation ...
by kevin714
Sat May 14, 2011 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Shield of Aodh O Conor
Replies: 10
Views: 18258

Re: Shield of Aodh O Conor

... to prehistoric figures e.g. Conn of the hundred battles. I still think that a heater would be a better fit for Aodh O Connor's shield, but its possible that shields like the ones in the above link were used in the 15th century as a transitional style from heater to targe, this is just speculation ...
by Stephen Curtin
Sat May 14, 2011 10:54 am
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Shield of Aodh O Conor
Replies: 10
Views: 18258

Re: Shield of Aodh O Conor

... the "coloured after the spanish fashion" reference. Even though this one is Italian, the spanish also used them, it might also be possible that these were adapted and modified from the moorish adarga. That is more in line to what I was thinking. What do you think of the historical ...
by kevin714
Sat May 14, 2011 1:04 am
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Shield of Aodh O Conor
Replies: 10
Views: 18258

Re: Shield of Aodh O Conor

... the "coloured after the spanish fashion" reference. Even though this one is Italian, the spanish also used them, it might also be possible that these were adapted and modified from the moorish adarga.
by Stephen Curtin
Fri May 13, 2011 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Shield of Aodh O Conor
Replies: 10
Views: 18258
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