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SWIMMING WITH THE ‘COR(R)AL(LED)’ : CABHAIR SWIM, 25TH DECEMBER 2019. Some of those present, and some of the ‘Goodies’ on offer – Cabhair Swim, 25th December 2019. 2° Celsius in Dublin on Christmas Day 2019 ; a dry, ‘brisk’ morning … Continue reading

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43 YEARS UNDER WATER ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2019… A scene from the 2010 Cabhair Christmas Swim (pictured) – the year of the ‘Big Freeze’. As a Cabhair rep said at the time – “If we can continue to hold … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH NOVEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO – LAST LETTER FROM AN IRA HUNGER-STRIKER. “Dearest Br. Miceal, Thanks ever so much. I really can’t find words to explain adequately my gratitude for your prompt response to my appeal for … Continue reading

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THE ‘VALUE SYSTEM’ OF A FREE STATER.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I remember – I can see clearly – the opening sentence in Father John Fahy’s first letter to me : “To be sure , you are the one man in Ireland … Continue reading

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36TH ANNUAL CABHAIR SWIM , DUBLIN , 25TH DECEMBER 2012.

These few pics are from the 36th Annual CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim , which was held at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal in Inchicore , Dublin , on 25th December 2012. More pics from this event can be … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 1970 : LOYALIST DEATH SQUAD FORMED BY THE BRITISH.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Paddy Hogan , the Free State Minister for Agriculture, seemed to consider that the IRA was lurking in the shadows and I did not know how … Continue reading

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