That's Just How It Was's Blog – November 2015 Archive (2)

First Casualties of the Easter Rising Were in Kerry

On the morning of Good Friday, April 21st, 1916, a very young and excited Colm Ó Lochlainn, a captain in the Irish Volunteers, set out in Dublin on his bike, knowing that he would be leading a group of men to complete a mission that was thought would have had far reaching repercussions for…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 54 Comments

Spotlight on Father Flanagan, Founder of Boys Town

Edward Joseph Flanagan was born in 1886 in Leabeg, County Roscommon, to John and Honoria Flanagan, both fluent Irish speakers. He was the eighth child in a family of eleven children.

Pictured, above, a scene from the "Boys Town" movie with Spencer Tracy as Father Edward Joseph…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 7, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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