Tag Archives: Ireland

2016: I Saw the Danger and Still I Pased along the Enchanted Way

Melita Denaro: I Saw the Danger and Still I Pased along the Enchanted Way (2016)

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1940: A Power for the Hills

When I penetrated back to the day-room I encountered two gentlemen called Sergeant Pluck and Mr Gilhaney and they were holding a meeting about the question of bicycles. “I do not believe in the three-speed gear at all,” the Sergeant … Continue reading

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1913: Then from the Darkness there Came Another Sound

Beatrice Elvery: Fionn and Áillen (1913); illustration for Violet Russell’s Heroes of the Dawn (source) In Irish mythology, Áillen the Burner came forth every Samhain from Mag Mell, the underworld, to burn the scared site of Tara to the ground … Continue reading

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1913: Evening

Harald Oskar Sohlberg: Evening, Akershus (1913)

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17th Century: The Favorite Sounds of Finn

Binn sin, a luin Doire an Chairn! ní chuala mé i n-aird san bhith ceól ba binne ná do cheól agus tú fá bhun do nid. Aoincheól is binne fán mbith,— mairg nách éisteann ris go fóil, a mhic Arphluinn … Continue reading

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1706: The Pretty Dragoon

The Story of Christiana Davis, “The British Amazon” In 1739 Christiana Davis, an outpensioner of Chelsea College, died, and was interred with military honours in the pensioners’ burying-ground. She was the daughter of a soldier in the Inniskilling Regiment, now … Continue reading

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1880: The Wearing of the Green

The great Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell detested the color green: One of his most remarkable superstitions was his aversion to the color green, although it was the national color for Ireland. Accordingly he never wore a coat or a … Continue reading

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