All Blog Posts Tagged 'Belfast' (22)

3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery

Shortly after the death of Martin McGuinness, I listened to a radio discussion about the Provisional IRA and its origins. Among the contributors was Ruth Dudley Edwards, the self-professed revisionist historian. At one stage in the programme, I heard her say, “I…

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Added by Colm Herron on April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

An Irish Republican Mother

This is my late mother, Margaret McGuinness Kelly, who was an assistant…

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Added by philip kelly on May 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

The Titanic Pen: Written in History

These are the Peninsula Pens that have been made for the celebrations of the Titanic that my…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 8, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Family History of Working With Wood

I trace my wood crafting roots right back to my great-grandfather, David who was a joiner in Harland and Wolff during the building of the RMS Titanic.  My grandmother, Sarah, was witness to the great…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing: Peninsula Pens

When someone picks up a pen from Peninsula Pens they aren’t just holding a writing instrument ... they’re experiencing a lovingly hand-crafted piece of art, and a pen full of history.  From his home studio in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Terry Williams…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Review: 'Belfast Days: A 1972 Teenage Diary'

Book Review

"Belfast Days: A 1972 Teenage Diary," by Eimear O’Callaghan

Merrion Press

Copyright 2014

"Belfast Days: A 1972…

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Added by The Last Torch on February 16, 2015 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

John Kelly: Republican, Soldier, Politician, Peacemaker

John and Paddy Kennedy in 1969

This coming week will see the anniversary of the passing of John Kelly, a man of stature, honesty, and principle who as a young man was a Republican at a time when it was not popular. There were  people who would…

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Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

A Memorial for British Soldiers in the Bogside?

Kate Nash and Vincent Coyle Interviewed On Radio Free Eireann

Sandy Boyer (SB) and John McDonagh (JM) interview via telephone from Doire (Derry) Kate Nash (KN), the sister of William Nash who was killed by the British Army on Bloody Sunday, and Vincent Coyle (VC), who…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on August 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

A Fathers' Day Gift for My Late Father

So often do I hear my friends say: ‘I wish my father were here now to see/hear this’. Indeed many of us who have lost our parents find ourselves often, in…

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Added by DJ Kelly on May 24, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections: Part 1 -- 'From Titanic. Good Bye all.'

By John Walsh

"Titanic Sinking" by Willy Stöwer. Click on image to see a larger…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Orangeman Claims 'Irish Language has Become Political'

An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset by…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 20, 2014 at 3:30am — 22 Comments

Step Back in Time and See Ireland from the Late 1800s Onwards

Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

'Walls Along the Barricades' or Why Can't Protestants and Catholics Get Along?

A Book Review: "Walls – Travels Along The Barricades"

by Marcello Di Cintio

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Added by Sandy Boyer on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

An Interview with Irish Comic Creator Paddy Brown

First off, Paddy is a Hell of a nice guy! Secondly, he gives an IMPRESSIVE interview!

You can visit his site here: http://paddybrown.co.uk

Read on to find out more about the Belfast Cartoonist….…

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Added by John Walsh on January 3, 2014 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Jackie Denver - Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam - Rest in Peace

Sadness descended over Lurgan in Co. Armagh on Sunday, July 21, 2013 as the news filtered out that legendary Belfast Celtic inside forward Jackie Denver had passed away.



A stalwart of Elisha Scott's team in the late 1940's, Denver was an ever present in Scott's sides. He played in many of the most…

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Added by Belfast Celtic Society on August 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Lost and Found ~ Belfast Shooting 1971

Mum told me a story years ago about her godchild's mother and aunt being shot by the British army. Even though I have been digging around in her O'Rourke past, she always refers me to this other side of her family who she reminisces about with such fondness. When mum ran…

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Added by The Last Torch on July 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Celtic Legend Mickey Hamill Recalled at Hannahstown

In a picture-postcard graveyard clinging  to the side of the Black Mountain in Belfast, the memory of Belfast Celtic’s  greatest ever player was recalled on June 30, 2012.



Mickey…

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Added by Belfast Celtic Society on July 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Martin Corey – Irish Political Prisoner Held Without Charge, Trial

Martin Corey has spent more than three years in Northern Ireland’s Maghaberry Prison. Although he hasn’t been charged with any crime, there is little prospect that he will be released any time in the foreseeable future. The Secretary of State for Northern…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on July 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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