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It was a delight to read how a school community grew from just a few students to a thousand teenagers and their motto “Education is Liberation” is inspiring.
Una. That’s a very pleasant, evocative article. Thank you. Mary. The Medieval Bray Project.
Thank you naming the bridges and all the places along this route.
Your account of historic landmarks and precise details of locations bring this road to life. I greatly appreciate this work.
Thanks Jock. I’ve changed the photo to James VI. Thanks for letting us know about the error. Regords. Oonagh (admin)
This is a lovely story and it serves as a reminder that survival was a way of life for a lot of people. Also the story paints a picture and gives insight into a world rich in community.
Lovely to read the story of Mrs Walshe’s family history and young life. She is an amazing woman.
Thank you for your response. I hate to be a pain, but that’s not a portrait of James VI of Scotland/ I of England … happy for you to change the photo without acknowledgment or reference to my email on your site. Keep up the good work… history is our future!!
Thanks Jock. I’ve corrected as follows: Gregory XIII. James VI. Hope you are enjoying the website. Regards, Oonagh (admin)
Hi, Nice to see the graves stones that capture the confusing double date period in calendar history. With regard to the two individuals named in the article, I would like to draw your attention to the following: It was Pope Gregory XIII who introduced 1582 Gregorian calendar reform. Pope Gregory XII in the article died in 1417 It was James VI of Scotland that changed the start of the year to 1 January in 1600 in Scotland. James IV in the article died in 1513.
For your consideration. Jock
I live in the US but my dad, Captain James Fitzsimons, was there that day. I would be very interested in reading more on the incident but cannot find much online. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be interested to find out more.
Thanks for posting the card with the black dog by the pool at Poulaphouca. It’s great to see a local example and the particular style of art that was used. It reminded me a bit of the style used in the old railway promotional posters.
My great uncle died in that in 1941 such a tragedy for all that lost there lives that day.
Great work, well done to all involved
Well done Pauline. A story beautifully told.
I will look out for this dolmen, thank you Jim. However the capstone was collapsed, that would have been a hefty weight to be moved.
I often met him in Leitrim Graveyard when I was tending my parent’s grave. He had a lovely easy way about him, unhurried and soft spoken.
Thanks Tom. William Hanbidge certainly led an interesting life with a varied career.
Well written and informative interesting account of the period that follows Handbidge’s life and career. I also liked the sketches of the school and houses.
Interesting story about The Ox Man. Pity he incurred the wrath of the Irish!
Growing up in the area I was aware that a tragedy had occurred but I never heard the full story. Thank you Karen.
Miss Sandes had a house built at the back of the Hare Park. Soldiers Home. Curragh Camp. this she named “Glen House” I would suggest it got this title due to her love of that area in the Wicklow mountains.
A True Gentleman Mick Keogh. I am fortunate to have known him all my life. The picture of the forestry workers, my Father John Joseph Cullen is the third from the Left hand side. I have wonderful memories of the Glen of Imaal , as a boy and man over from England. There was and still is some Wonderful characters in the Glen, my memories of Stranahealy staying with my Grandparents Paul and Helena Cullen.
Thank you Pauline. Great article. Beautiful paintings.
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