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Moore Street, Dublin

Most times when I visit Dublin, I find myself in Moore Street. The ILAC Shopping Mall is handy enough for a snack…McDonalds, Burger King, O’Briens, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Coming out of the General Post Office, I tend to cross Henry … Continue reading

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Easter Centenary

I think that most people will accept that yesterday’s Commemoration in Dublin was a good day for the Irish Nation …the centre-piece being an ELECTED President and Defence Forces that have never been involved in a war except in their … Continue reading

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The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Fiftieth Anniversary

There is something about the Centenary of the Easter Rising that gives me a feeling of deja-vu. i have seen it all before. Remakes like Steve Martin’s “Sgt Bilko” and David Jason’s “Still Open All Hours” are rarely better than … Continue reading

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Easter Rising: South and East Belfast

So….Oxford Street, Belfast…the old Christian Brothers Primary School and the launch of the programme of events to commemorate the Easter Rising and the connexion to South and East Belfast. There will of course be events in other parts of the … Continue reading

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Stamps …1916-2016

So I picked up the “Easter” stamps in Dublin. In strict terms there are two kinds of postage stamp. A “definitive” stamp is in everyday use, often for several years. A “commemorative” stamp is intended to mark a special person, … Continue reading

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Honouring The Women Of 1916

Many readers will be aware that I collect Irish stamps which have relevance to Irish History. The strange thing about stamps is that they not only tell the story of an event…for example the Rebellion of 1798…but how such events … Continue reading

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I Wish It Was 2017

We are in the fourth day of 2016 and I already wish it was 2017. Later today I might take a very large sleeping tablet but I am not aware of any that will keep me asleep until 2017. Maybe … Continue reading

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Commemorating Easter 1916

When I fiirst signed into Slugger O’Toole, just about the first threads I read were about the so-called Decade of Centenaries, the series of events including Easter 1916 and the Somme 1916….rwo events that are divisive in Norn Iron and … Continue reading

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Robert Ballagh….1916 Centenary Commemorations.

An Féile Lecture. Robert Ballagh, artist, stamp designer, bass guitarist and committed Republican discusses how we should remember 1916 Easter Rising. As you all probably know there is an Orange parade held in County Donegal on the Saturday before the … Continue reading

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Liberty Hall

The tall building is Liberty Hall, Dublin. It was built in the early 1960s. And has dominated the skyline for as long as I can remember. It is the Headquarters of SIPTU and other Irish trade unions. The preservation of … Continue reading

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