Monthly Archives: December 2017

CABHAIR SWIM, 25TH DECEMBER 2017 : THE DAY ‘SUPERMAN’ FLEW IN…! As dark clouds rumbled, wondered I:How come this grumble from the sky?The dark clouds clashed and tore asunder,This very sky that we stood under!Cold and dark was that Christmas … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (20TH DECEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO : POACHER-TURNED-GAMEKEEPER SHOT DEAD BY IRA. ‘Seamus Dwyer was christened James and took the Irish form of his name in later life. He was the younger of twin boys ; he and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (6TH DECEMBER) 96 YEARS AGO : A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IS BORN. One of the leaflets (pictured) distributed by Irish republicans in late 1921 to counteract anti-republican propaganda that the ‘Treaty (of Surrender)’ was “a stepping stone” to … Continue reading

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