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A Plague of Plaques: memorialising war in urban Ireland

Just now, it seems that war commemorations are to the fore of public consciousness. Here in Ireland, the preparations for marking Easter Rising 1916 are beginning to gather pace. Since the Rising was almost entirely a Dublin-based event, people in … Continue reading

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The Last Tattoo: Dublin, September 1945

The last great military tattoo organised by the Irish army was held in Dublin in September 1945, and it published an illustrated guide to accompany the fortnight-long military exhibition and tattoo staged in the RDS. The event was held to … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Mullingar Chapel

Watching this photo montage 1 of the last wedding in Mullingar’s garrison chapel, St Barbara’s, prompted some questions I have (sort of) answered and others that will have to wait for another day. Source: National Library of Ireland, catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000332062 (Accessed … Continue reading

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