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Ireland Surely Knows Better

I love this little Irish province known as Ulster, such a beautifulĀ  green land of rolling hills and dales. However, its history has been one of turmoil, violence and war, Protestants against Catholics with the fear and hatred always just … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick Would Never Have Approved

On this day in 1931,Ireland had recently gained independence from English rule and military occupation. The people were happy and wanted to do something special that would define their new freedom. A grand Statue of Christ at the entrance to … Continue reading

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