All Blog Posts Tagged 'Transportation' (4)

The Way They Went -- How the Irish Got About In 1850

The Irish, while extremely fond of their horses, tended to walk everywhere, most of them not having the means nor the land to support a horse. Public transport was inefficient, to say the least. The railways had only just arrived in Ireland but were confined to short…

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Added by Brian Nolan on August 14, 2015 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Review: 'The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World'

The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World

By Thomas Keneally (of "Schindler’s List" fame)

Reviewed by John Edward (Ed) Murphy

Overall a good book and a very scholarly work. Great Shame covers significant historical events in 19th century Ireland,…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

The Morris Minor

When I was growing up on a farm in the west of Ireland in the 1950s and 60s, a Morris Minor did not warrant a second glance. They were everywhere. They provided utilitarian transportation for countless families. Occasionally a convertible version driven by a British tourist…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 14, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Circuit of Ireland

Easter in my childhood meant time off school, the prospect of cream filled chocolate Easter eggs and endless hours attending mandatory church services. But most of all it meant the…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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