Category Archives: Ireland

The Easter Rising, War of Independence & Civil War

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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Dublin – Glasnevin Cemetery Part Two: The Commonwealth Plot

Glasnevin Cemetery is a vast place, but, as it happened, the other area I was intent on visiting was not so far from the O’Connell tower (above) and the Republican Plot that we saw last post.

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Dublin – Glasnevin Cemetery Part One: The Republican Plot & Elsewhere

Glasnevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Ireland, covering some 120 acres, more than a million and a half souls having been buried here since it was opened in 1832.

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