Category Archives: Ireland

The Easter Rising, War of Independence & Civil War

Kilmainham Gaol Museum

I promised you a look around the museum at Kilmainham Gaol, and as this post is in effect Kilmainham Gaol Part Two, it comes fairly swiftly after the first. 

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The Easter Rising Part Eleven – Kilmainham Gaol

A change of tack for a couple of posts, as we return to the struggles taking place in Ireland in 1916 as, across the Channel, the Great War entered its twenty second month and the Battle of the Somme loomed … Continue reading

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Dublin – Deansgrange Cemetery

The hardly inspiring entrance to Deansgrange Cemetery, some six miles south east of Dublin City centre, and less than two miles from the port of Dun Laoghaire.

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Dublin – Mount Jerome Cemetery

Mount Jerome Cemetery covers some 50 acres of land only two miles or so south west of Dublin City centre.  There are thirty five Great War and thirty nine Second World War burials here, the only problem facing me as … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising Part Four – St. Stephen’s Green Park & the Royal College of Surgeons

St. Stephens Green Park, scene of serious fighting during the first days of the Easter Rising. 

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Dublin, March 2018

Well, that was fun.  With the ‘Beast from the East’ still lingering across parts of Ireland – had we arranged to go just a few days earlier, well, we simply wouldn’t have been able to go – yours truly was … Continue reading

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Dublin – The Garden of Remembrance

Time for the final set of photos from my Dublin trip late last year.

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