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Army logs identify informer who gave

Posted By: July 06, 2020

 tip-off that led to raiD CONNLA YOUNG Paper Trail: Researcher Ciarán MacAirt WHILE it was previously suspected that Official IRA weapons found in a house at Balkan Street in west Belfast on July 3 1970 were discovered after a tip-off, details which identify the informer have now been uncovered. They are contained in British army […]

Fr. McManus’ Partitioned Parish and Partitioned Country

Posted By: July 06, 2020

Fr. McManus’ Partitioned Parish and Partitioned Country                                                                                                                                   The British government’s 1920 Government of Ireland Act (the “Partition Act”) not only divided Fr. McManus’ country. It also divided his historic parish of Kinawley—an area that has had an ecclesial presence since the Sixth Century. Part of the parish is now in the artificially created Northern Ireland, […]

Posted By: July 06, 2020

Top of Form Bottom of Form Kinawley GFC [Gaelic Football Club] History http://kinawleygfc.com/index.php/kinawley-gfc-history   Introduction The Kinawley & Killesher parishes in South Fermanagh have long been strongholds of the GAA in the Erne County. The Club, it’s players, administrators and Gaelic supporters from the area have played important roles in keeping the Gaelic torch burning […]

The disturbing origins of the Irish Famine term “take the soup”

Posted By: July 05, 2020

  How poor Irish Catholics were forced to choose between converting to Protestantism or starvation during Ireland’s Great Hunger. Gerard McCarthy. Irish Central.February 20, 2020   https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-famine-take-soup?utm_campaign=IC+Fav+-+July+5+-+2020-07-05&utm_content=Story1&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Infusion&inf_contact_key=55210b4bb7f2433944798ed18e7ac4ac842e902fbefb79ab9abae13bfcb46658 How poor Irish Catholics were forced to choose between converting to Protestantism or starvation during Ireland’s Great Hunger and how “take the soup” became etched in Ireland’s psyche. […]

The Irish and Irish American signatories of the Declaration of Independence

Posted By: July 04, 2020

  There were three men who were born in Ireland that were signatories of the US Declaration of Independence. Learn about the historic document’s Irish links here! Brendan Patrick Keane @IrishCentral   Saturday, July 4, 2020 https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/declaration-of-independence-irish-signatories?utm_campaign=Best+of+IC+-+July+4+-+2020-07- The Declaration of Independence has several Irish links, Getty The Declaration of Independence’s Irish signatories officially signed the document […]

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