Search Results for 'Winston Churchill'

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1798 - and why it still matters

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IN 1798 something remarkable happened in Ireland. Irish Catholics and Presbyterians put aside religious differences to unite in common cause over their grievances against British rule and its discriminations against them. Between May and October that year, they fought to establish an Irish Republic.

The nicest narcissi

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March is the month when daffodils really come into their own and look wonderful planted en masse, especially around the base of mature trees. You can extend the daffodil season, however, by introducing different varieties so as to enjoy golden yellow or white blooms from February right through to April.

A tragic and turbulent week for the US and Spain

Well, murder and mayhem again! The gambling city of Las Vegas was where the latest outrage occurred last weekend. Such wanton destruction and waste.

Little John Nee

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A new show from Little John Nee is always to be savoured and, on September 4, Druid’s Mick Lally Theatre hosts the premiere of Radio Rosario, a serious comedy about frustration, foreboding, and fulfilment, and an ode to “the magical wireless”.

World premiere of new Little John show

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THE WORLD premiere of Radio Rosario, the new show by writer, actor, theatre-maker, musician, entertainer and, in the words of Irish Theatre Magazine, “a unique talent”, Little John Nee, opens in The Mick Lally Theatre next month.

‘The Irish Republic is to them, a dream no longer’

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Week II

Al Murray - Lets Go Backwards Together

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IN MAY 1940, three days after the Fall of France, with Nazi Germany looking unstoppable, Winston Churchill made a rousing speech to the House of Commons, concluding: "Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

International outcry at Athenia sinking

Week III

Persse’s Distillery, Nuns Island

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In 1840, the Joyce family offered their distillery at Galway for sale. It was described as follows: “That large and valuable distillery establishment at Nun’s Island, at presently occupied and worked by Messrs. James and Patrick Joyce. Within the walls that surround the distillery there is a mill to which there is a store capable of containing several thousand barrels of grain and two kilns, Queen’s warehouse spirit and barm store with various other offices and conveniences. The distillery contains a wash still of 5,000 gallons; a Low Wine still of 3,000 gallons; 3 brewing coppers fit to contain about 200 barrels each, 7 fermenting backs of 14,000 gallons each; One mash Kieve with machinery capable of mashing 200 barrels of grain, and a mill capable of grinding over that quantity daily.

Al Murray - Lets Go Backwards Together

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IN MAY 1940, three days after the Fall of France, with Nazi Germany looking unstoppable, Winston Churchill made a rousing speech to the House of Commons, concluding: "Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

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