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A Historic Gate

When emerging on to St. Stephens Green from the top of Dublin’s Grafton Street, one cannot fail to be impressed by the elegant imposing arch which, on the opposite side of the road, adorns the corner entrance to St. Stephens … Continue reading

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Another Day – Another Milestone

It was a pleasant 22°c, and sunshine to boot, as I headed off earlier this morning to garner some welcome fresh air and walking exercise, in Dublin’s beautiful Phoenix Park. People are free to ramble almost everywhere within the park. … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – I May be a General Yet

At the outbreak of WWI on 28th July 1914, Ireland was governed from Britain and was considered by the British, to be as much a part of their Empire as any other country under British dominion, at that time. In … Continue reading

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One of our own: Arthur Wellesley

Born on 1st May 1769 at 6 Merrion Street Dublin, young Arthur was destined for great things. He was the fourth son in a family of five sons born to Garret Wesley and Anne Hill-Trevor. Arthur attended school at Trim, … Continue reading

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Time Capsule – Pretoria, South Africa 1907

8752 Private Michael Breen, a paternal Granduncle of mine, served in the 2nd Border Regiment during the early 1900s. While I have no clear evidence to indicate that during his time in the army he completed any postings in South … Continue reading

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A Hand on My Shoulder

Have you ever browsed in a book store, found a book that was interesting, purchased the book and when reading it discovered that it was more than interesting; that it was in fact a real treasure? I recently had such … Continue reading

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