Brendan OByrne
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Recalling The Father of Irish Railways -- William Dargan

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

The man who changed the face of Ireland, County Laois's most famous son, William Dargan, was born near Killeshin, on Feb. 28th, 1799. He worked for some time as an apprentice to the pioneering Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, and helped construct the London-Holyhead road across…


Things You May Not Know About Ireland: Cork Harbour

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Cork Harbour claims to be the second largest harbour in the world after Sydney, Australia.

On the east side are the ruins of Woodhill, the house to which Sarah Curran fled after the execution of her lover, Robert Emmet in 1803. Nearby is the ruin of Dundanion Castle from…


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At 11:55am on April 25, 2015,
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That's Just How It Was

Brendan - how lovely that you have all of these lovely memories of Con Colbert and you grandmother.  I wrote a Book - That's Just How it Was - as a tribute to my grandmother ; she was living at the back of the Four Courts when the Easter Rising Started . with 6 children ; and 8 months pregnant with her 7th child  .

Click on the video below to view the video I had made to promote my book 


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