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My Grandaunt – the Bootlegging Irish Nun

Between 1920 and 1933 alcohol was banned in the U.S.A. Almost immediately the sale of illegal alcohol – bootlegging – soared and the ban became increasingly ineffectual. While the likes of Al Capone made...
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Who brought the gun into Irish politics?

Over recent months it has been frequently claimed that the 1916 Rising brought the gun into Irish politics. Without doubt this is an important question, given role of violence in modern Irish history. However...
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Top 10 christmas presents in 1912

Ten things your ancestors were offered for christmas 1912 (including the Ipad of the day – the writing set.) 1. Somethings never change; Plum Pudding, Turkey and Crackers. 2. Deerskin Gloves anyone? 3. Cake...
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5 Myths of Irish history

#1 Daniel O Connell Myth: Daniel O Connell, the great liberator, the man who lead the charge in achieving catholic emancipation in 1829 was a pacifist. Whatever his achievements O Connel’s pacifist credentials are...
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Black Propaganda in the 1913 Lockout.

If you think US elections are bitter take a look at the 1913 Lockout, where Dublin employers  accused trade unionist “Big Jim” Larkin of being the son of Phoenix park assassin James Carey. Background...
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Dalkey’s Night with Nazism

Wednesday 31st August 1960 is a day Dalkey Literary, Historical & Debating Society probably don’t like to mention much. That evening the society, based in one of Dublins most affluent suburbs, had as their...
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