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