Tag Archives: Easter 1916

Three Decades of Half-Centenaries

When I became an active blogger over ten years ago, the”big theme” was the Decade of Centenaries. As regular readers will know, I prefer private remembering to public remembrance. We are entitled to remember our history as we wish. I … 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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Robert Ballagh…Question & Answer Session

Tying up some loose ends here. Almost a month since I attended the lecture on “1916 Centenary” given by artist Robert Ballagh at An Féile. I blogged about the lecture and intended to blog about the subsequent Question and Answer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ireland

Breithlá Shona, Ireland.

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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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