Monthly Archives: December 2013

Silent War

Yet again the BBC creates an excellent historical documentary, this time about the Cold War entitled The Silent War. Unfortunately I only saw the second episode but it was enough to realise the work that the BBC do to put together these … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce

Ninety Nine Years ago yesterday the Christmas Truce  which was a a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during WWI. Through this week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to … Continue reading

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In the Celtic Calendar, today is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
Newgrange – Winter Solstice Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage of the mound…

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In the Celtic Calendar, today is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
Newgrange – Winter Solstice Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage of the mound…

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Today in Irish History: 18th December …

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St. Flannan, first Bishop of Clare. Saint Flannan was an Irish saint who lived in the 7th century and was…

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Computer apps

Recently downloaded a WWII app onto my computer for free. Its an amazing app that I would highly recommend. Its bursting with material. Contains over fifty profiles of the men that shaped the war and over ninety five pod casts … Continue reading

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Roger Casement

An excellent offering from BBC History on the enigma that was Roger Casement. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25017936

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