A little bit of history – Part 1


MB once read an article on Ireland by an English travel writer. The writer described Ireland as the country with the greatest abundance of history per square mile on the entire planet. In the opinion of MB, the description is probably true. Read More

Black & Tan Raid at Caherguillamore, HX, South West Ireland


On 27th December 1920, the British Black & Tan military forces http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tans were tipped off that an IRA fund raising dance was taking place at Caherguillamore House in the county of Limerick, South West Ireland. TheĀ Tans carried out a raid on the event and in the process killed 5 IRA members. Each year on the Sunday before Christmas, an anniversary Mass and after-Mass commemoration ceremony takes place at Grange Church, where the 5 victims are buried in a single plot. Many relatives of the deceasedĀ still live locally.

This year was no different.

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