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    this is a present day picture of two places of significance in Irish History which changed the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people:

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    i must have walked past them a hundred times and never really realised.
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

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    Your first pic is broken.
    In this place people decided to destroy the country;
    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
      this is a present day picture of two places of significance in Irish History which changed the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people:

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      i must have walked past them a hundred times and never really realised.
      I presume that you refer to the fact that Pearse was born in No. 27 (the building that says Pearse and sons) on the right of the picture and that the 3 buildings on the left (23 to 25) were a British Army recruiting office from 1910 to 1924.

      I work on the other side of the road in Trinity College.

      Edit: As RJ notes, the first picture is broken.
      Last edited by Vickers; 15 December 2013, 22:39.
      "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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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vickers View Post
        I presume that you refer to the fact that Pearse was born in No. 27 (the building that says Pearse and sons) on the right of the picture and that the 3 buildings on the left (23 to 25) were a British Army recruiting office from 1910 to 1924.

        I work on the other side of the road in Trinity College.

        Edit: As RJ notes, the first picture is broken.
        spot on Vickers, I knew very little of the former and nothing of the latter until recently.

        I only posted one pic though.

        how ironic that Pearse's 'neighbours' just 2 doors away from his place of birth would be responsible for his death.
        RGJ

        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

        The Rifles

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The real Jack View Post
          Your first pic is broken.
          In this place people decided to destroy the country;
          ????

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
            spot on Vickers, I knew very little of the former and nothing of the latter until recently.

            I only posted one pic though.

            how ironic that Pearse's 'neighbours' just 2 doors away from his place of birth would be responsible for his death.
            That is not irony. That is Irish History

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeV View Post
              ????
              Some politicians met with some bankers prior to the bank guarantee.
              Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by midnight oil View Post
                That is not irony. That is Irish History
                Erskine Childers was executed by the National Army for being in possession of a pistol given to him by Michael Collins. That's Irony.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vickers View Post
                  I presume that you refer to the fact that Pearse was born in No. 27 (the building that says Pearse and sons) on the right of the picture and that the 3 buildings on the left (23 to 25) were a British Army recruiting office from 1910 to 1924.

                  I work on the other side of the road in Trinity College.

                  Edit: As RJ notes, the first picture is broken.
                  Two diff armies recruiting in same city!

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                  • #10
                    now:



                    and then:

                    RGJ

                    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                    The Rifles

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                    • #11
                      Jaysus , and the street happened to be named Peasrs Street as well .
                      Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Laners View Post
                        Jaysus , and the street happened to be named Peasrs Street as well .
                        Great Brunswick Street then.

                        Pearse Street now.
                        RGJ

                        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                        The Rifles

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                        • #13
                          whoosh.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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