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Seamus Sweeney
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This sculpture dominates the junction in the middle of the village of Clerihan (AKA Ballyclerahan AKA Clerahan) which is a few miles from Clonmel. According to a comment on this page, “Clerihan is the name of the village, and nothing else. Ballyclerihan…
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I recently came across Mireog, a company based in Ring, Co Waterford . I first came across their T-shirts  but they have a whole range of products. More info on Mireog:  Mireog is run by illustrator Shona Shirley Macdonald and artist and educator Ciaran O…
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Graveyards are full of stories. Thomas Grey’s Elegy in a Country Churchyard captured this decisively in poetic form – so much so that any subsequent poem seems a pale shadow. In Drangan, Co Tipperary, a village which like Cloneen has no Wikipedia…
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The sad death in March 1932 of Eben Byers led to this headline in the Wall Street Journal. From Wikipedia: In 1927, while returning via chartered train from the annual Harvard–Yale football game, Byers fell from his berth and injured his arm. He…
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Full access here. This is certainly worth reading all the way to the end…. can’t help but wholeheartedly agree with the author’s conclusion. How (not) to communicate new scientific information: a memoir of the famous brindley lecture In 1983, at the…
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A few years ago I came across this obituary in the Daily Telegraph. It seems a little parochial to wonder if, in the midst of a busy and incident-packed life, one of Charles Hughesdon’s achievements was to be the last surviving eyewitness of Michael…
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From his 1987 New York Times obituary: Ivan Beshoff, the last survivor of the 1905 mutiny on the Russian battleship Potemkin, a harbinger of the Russian Revolution, died Sunday, his family said today. His birth certificate said he was 102 years old, but…
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More info here: NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue’s theme. We invite  authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a  familiar story from a new…
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It is the feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne: 16 Discalced Carmelite nuns executed by French revolutionaries on this day in 1794, after refusing to accept state control over the Church. Perhaps appropriate so close to Bastille Day in the Calendar.…
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