Monthly Archives: November 2016

ON THIS DATE (30TH NOVEMBER) 133 YEARS AGO : ‘INVINCIBLE’ COURT CASE BEGINS AT THE OLD BAILEY, LONDON. Pat O’Donnell (pictured, left) was a member of the ‘The Invincibles’ (‘Irish National Invincibles’), a 19th-century organisation which opposed, in arms, British … Continue reading

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“GOLD MEDALS AREN’T REALLY MADE OF GOLD… ..they’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” (Dan Gable.) The medals in the pic on the left are not gold, but they’re going to be as hard-earned as if … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH NOVEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO : BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S ‘SECRET CIRCULAR’ RE EMPLOYING ARMED ANTI-IRISH MILITIA IN IRELAND. In Ireland, in 1920, the British administration established a large paramilitary force of anti-Irish unionists and declared that that grouping … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (2ND NOVEMBER) 30 YEARS AGO : SINN FÉIN REORGANISED. ‘The story of how Gerry Adams tried to turn an eighty year old revolutionary movement into a British constitutional party. How he broke the Sinn Féin constitution, created … Continue reading

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