Tag Archives: Ireland

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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1914: Honour Has Come Back, as a King, to Earth

Harry Clarke: “Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,” illustration for Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Dead” in The Year’s at the Spring; an Anthology of Recent Poetry (1920). The poem was first published in 1914, in the autumn … Continue reading

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1825: Vale of Honey

The most contentious aspect of [the mid-19th-century British project to survey Ireland, 1825–46] is the way in which place names were anglicized, replaced by English alternatives or simply mis-recorded….Irish names were altered…mostly through the processes of “dictation” in which a … Continue reading

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1871: The Day’s Doings

October 21, 1871: “Startling appearance of a monster sea-serpent off Kilkee on the Irish coast” (source).

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1643: O England Looke Upon this Monstrous Thing

Illustration from a royalist pamphlet, The Kingdomes Monster Uncloaked from Heaven: The Popish Conspirators, Maglignant Plotters, and cruel Irish, in one Body to destroy Kingdome, Religion and Lawes: But under colour to defend them, especially the Irish, who having destroyed … Continue reading

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