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A Kidnapped Boy Becomes a Patron Saint

by Philip Jett “My name is Patrick… I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen… I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others,” Saint Patrick revealed in two letters written in the fifth century called Saint

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Posted in Ancient & Medieval History

Eoin MacNeill: Building an Army for the Easter Rising

Eoin MacNeill

by Tim Pat Coogan ‘MacNeill’ was Eoin MacNeill, the ostensible leader of the Irish Volunteers, a Gaelic scholar and professor at University College Dublin. Eoin MacNeill had envisaged the corps as having a purely defensive role. Coming into action only

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Incredible Things You Never Knew About Ireland

I never knew about Ireland

by Christopher Winn Things I Never Knew About Ireland There was an awful lot I never knew about Ireland before I went there to research my book – I never knew that the center of Ireland was made up largely of

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Posted in Modern History

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