The stalwarts, having said their piece and again having stated and explained their political position, brought proceedings temporarily to an end and moved to a different location where they carried on with their business…this elected rep, a pure chancer, had been elected to Westminster when the so-called ‘Act of Union’ was being discussed and voted on ; he let it be known that his vote was for sale to the highest bidder and he then accepted an offer…


These Irishmen had joined the British Army but, in the middle of a ‘campaign’ abroad, heard about disturbing happenings at home and hundreds of them came together and took action…a critic, a social reformer, a dramatist – an enigma, who left this flat earth (!) in 1950…


A few words about an Irish bishop in the 18th century who was said to do a few ‘nixers’, one of which literally ‘backfired’ on him…a two-and-a-half-hour gunbattle on the streets of Longford in 1920, between the IRA and British forces which militarily (and spiritually/morally!) enriched the republicans…and a few more bits and pieces ; see ya back here, on the 2nd November, 2022.


Thanks for the visit, and for reading,


Sharon and the team.





About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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