" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - ooops! It seems that our entry application was "not completed in time to be considered.." (?) and, as such, we are not now in the running. But we wish all the best to the successful entrants and to the organisers, and we hope all goes well for them on the day!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Mayo Republican Dan Hoban delivering the main oration at Bodenstown , 15 June 2008.


RSF Wreath laid in Bodenstown Graveyard yesterday , Sunday 15 June 2008.


As promised yesterday in our post ,today we publish a few more photographs from the Republican Sinn Féin-organised Wolfe Tone Commemoration which was held yesterday in Sallins , County Kildare: out thanks to our colleagues in Cork for helping us with the collection of these pictures . Incidentally , our Cork friends have asked us to mention that when they alighted in Heuston Station in Dublin from the Cork train at around lunch-time they were almost immediately surrounded by a group of Special Branch operatives , who proceeded to question and harass them . When the Dublin bus arrived , as arranged , to collect the Corkonians these Branch men , ignoring their friends in the two-car convoy that was accompanying said bus , entered the vehicle and proceeded to attempt to intimidate the driver and passengers . However , after a few minutes they realised that their intimidatory tactic was having no effect on those present and , copping-on to the fact that the sooner they leave the city limits the sooner they could claim 'country expenses' , they piled back into their own vehicle and joined the mini-convoy to Kildare! So , readers - beware when driving past busy train stations . The pollution level is high.....

Republican Band entering Bodenstown Graveyard.

London Republicans in Bodenstown , 15 June 2008.

Kilkenny Republicans in Bodenstown , 15 June 2008.

RSF Wreath at the Tone Memorial Stone , Bodenstown.

"Wouldn't miss it for anything..." :a solid Republican in Bodenstown , 15 June 2008.

The front of the Speakers plinth , Bodenstown.

" In Bodenstown Graveyard..." : photo taken on Sunday 15 June 2008 , at the back of the main Wolfe Tone platform , Bodenstown Graveyard.

That's it for now : see ye on Wednesday , as usual!
Thanks,
Sharon.