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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This landmark anniversary sets the theme for HMD 2020: Stand Together....

Happy Chinese New Year

  Happy Chinese New Year 2020 – This weekend, the Year of the Rat begins. January 25 is the Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year. It marks the beginning of the lunisolar Chinese...

Burns Night

  Burns Night is an annual tribute to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. It was originally organised by his close friends and family after he died as a memorial, but it is now a...

The Wren, the Wren!

Lá an Dreolín atá ann in Éireann inniú – Today is St Stephen’s Day in Ireland, when the Wren Boys will be out honouring the ‘King of all Birds’. The tradition consists of “hunting”...

Happy Saturnalia!

  Happy Saturnalia 2019. The 17th December was the Feast of Saturnalia, a true celebration within the depths of mid-winter. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn, held on...

In Darkest Midwinter

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The day – this year on Sunday 22nd December – marks the shortest day of before the days slowly...

Remembering Kirsty MacColl

  “When you go, let me dream that I go with you” It is 19 years on this day that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She...

Corbynism is Dead.

I don’t for one moment doubt the passion and commitment of the diverse group of Labour supporters but bottom line is Labour losing four General Elections in a row and 8 of the last...

The murder of Canon Magner

On This Day in 1920 Rev. Canon Thomas Magner PP of Dunmanway, West Cork was shot dead by a British Auxiliary called Hart for not tolling his church bells on Armistice Day. Hart was...

The Eagle on London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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