" 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.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

REPORT on the ballad session here...

UPDATE on the items on offer at the ballad session -

Two of the seven items which will be raffled and/or auctioned (5 prizes plus 2 items for auction) at the ballad session in Dublin on Saturday June 7th next. The items include two framed 1916 Proclamations , one Bobby Sands Memorial Candle , one Irish republican T-shirt and one bottle of booze!
UPDATE : the 'Bobby Sands Memorial Candle' , which will be auctioned on the night , is actually a set of three candles....

...on which an offer of €100 (as with the Celtic bodhron) has already been made to the organisers . Of course that offer is open to improvement on the night !
And this is the bottle of booze which will be won on the night in the raffle , as will four other items : 1 bodhron , 2 framed 1916 Proclamations and 1 Republican t-shirt....

...so , if you're outbid for the Celtic bodhron and/or the Bobby Sands Memorial Candle set , you might win a free bottle of booze to drown your sorrows!