The History Corner

The Swastika Laundry

Posted on: 14th January, 2019 in The History Corner

Having read the title of this piece, I can say with some confidence that the first word ‘Swastika’ brought immediately to your mind’s eye, the stereotypical swastika that Hitler used for his Nazi Party. The swastika that represented hate, discrimination...

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Mugshot Martyr

Posted on: 10th December, 2018 in The History Corner

“If I am a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being immensely over-educated.” – Oscar Wilde Pádraig Pearse was a poet, writer, barrister, republican, revolutionary and for one week he was the President of the Irish Republic. He...

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The story of Napoleon’s Irish horse

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in The History Corner

Napoleon Bonaparte is a man that essentially does not need an introduction. However, I’m going to give you a brief one for the purposes of this story. He was a French statesman and French military leader. He is part of...

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Dia dhuit

Posted on: 8th October, 2018 in The History Corner

“Níor mhór an Béarla a ruaigeadh as saol na hÉireann agus an Ghaeilge a chur i réim ina áit.” – “English must be driven out of Irish life and Irish instated in its stead. – Éamon de Valera If you...

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The Black and Tan bookie

Posted on: 10th September, 2018 in The History Corner

“I want no mercy – I’ll have no mercy…I’ll die as many thousands have died, for the sake of their beloved land and in defence of it. I will die proudly and triumphantly, in defence of republican principals and the...

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Caution sniper at work

Posted on: 21st August, 2018 in The History Corner

On the 12th of February 1997, Lance Bombardier Stephen Restorick was shot dead by the bullet of a Barrett M90 sniper rifle. His body slumped to the ground where he died moments after impact. He was in full British Army...

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Liars in Loughgall

Posted on: 2nd July, 2018 in The History Corner

The Troubles spanned three decades but the single greatest loss of life for the IRA came in a small village in Armagh called Loughgall on May 8, 1987. This loss of life became known as the Loughgall Ambush. It was...

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Hell in Headford

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in The History Corner

“Ní neart go cur le chéile.” – “There is strength in unity.” – Irish Proverb The above saying translates as “There is strength in unity.” or as “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” In Headford, County...

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