"Thanks for those reflections Mr. Bruton. It can also be noted that in just the first six months of World War 1 some 50,000 Irishmen volunteered to join with the British, many of them believing that since Home Rule was not long delayed they would…"
"My God, your grandfather fought at Gallipoli and Paschendaele, He certainly didn't catch a break.
What your Turkish guide said reminds me of the words Kemil Ataturk said at the unveiling of a monument to the Anzacs:
Heroes who shed their blood…"
"Bob, my grandfather was in the 2nd Bat. Royal Munster Fusiliers, so he spent the war on the Western Front, but his neighbor in Ballyheigue Michael Reidy was in the 1st Bat. RMF's which went to Gallipoli and was slaughtered. Mr. Reidy was…"
"My grandfather was with the "Dubs" on the Kiretch Tepe Sirt, which is where your Great Grandfather fell from the look of things, in what was a very very brutal fight. As news of the casualties reached heme whole streets in cities and towns…"
My grandmother’s small flat was usually crowded on Sunday morning after mass. My father, uncles and aunt talked noisily as the room filled with cigarette smoke (almost everyone smoked in the 1950’s). Seated in the armchair between the fireplace and the radiogram, my grandmother was matriarch and umpire should voices become…See More
Am irish born nagle from buttervant and grew up in west cork. Am in san francisco and maybe will stay in the area but will probably go to nevada, have friends there and later - how much later I do no know as yet - go back to ireland for great people and food - miss them both...