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  • Annual Air Defence Shoot

    For those of you interested.

    Explore this photo album by Óglaigh na hÉireann on Flickr!
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends

  • #2
    Nice photos. I was there myself. A great day.
    "Fellow-soldiers of the Irish Republican Army, I have just received a communication from Commandant Pearse calling on us to surrender and you will agree with me that this is the hardest task we have been called upon to perform during this eventful week, but we came into this fight for Irish Independence in obedience to the commands of our higher officers and now in obedience to their wishes we must surrender. I know you would, like myself, prefer to be with our comrades who have already fallen in the fight - we, too, should rather die in this glorious struggle than submit to the enemy." Volunteer Captain Patrick Holahan to 58 of his men at North Brunswick Street, the last group of the Four Courts Garrison to surrender, Sunday 30 April 1916.

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    • #3
      I'm towing the target, not pushing it!

      That brings me back a few years to being a kid, sitting on the beach listening to what sounded like the Normandy landings a few miles away!
      'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
      'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
      Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
      He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
      http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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