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    Poppy Day.

    With 11th November and Rememberance sunday not far off, I am wondering is there many places around the country selling Poppys?
    I got mine last year in Cruises st Limerick, but don't think I'll be aroud there this week so I would appreciate it if some of you wouldn't mind reporting on where you saw them available?

    Remember Irishmen fought and died in wars too.


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    How many people here wear one? I have one, stuck it on my schoolbag. Almost every shop and restaurant here (Calgary) have poppies available alongside a collection box...see a good few college students wearing one..

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    Cant remeber seeing them which is a bit c**p
    Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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    Does the Royal British Legion help former British soldiers who are Irish and live in the Republic?
    Meh.

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    Yes.


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    I haven't seen them anywhere in Dublin, and I've been looking. It's a shame, I for one would like to wear one.

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    Try the Royal British Legion if not then PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry
    I haven't seen them anywhere in Dublin, and I've been looking. It's a shame, I for one would like to wear one.
    Have a taped copy of the documentary "All The Queens's Men"
    Anyway, there was a segment in it on the subject of the British Legion
    club in Dublin. It mentioned that the club closed down due to falling membership
    shortly after the documentary was filmed there.
    The British Embassy no doubt, would probably be able to assist...

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    I'd wear one if I could buy one. My Granddad fought in WWII (in the BA, he's still alive) and I'm very pround of that and I feel it's important to remember those who did not come back.


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    If anyone knows anywhere in Dublin you can get them , could you please post the location, thanks
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    Are the Irish military allowed to wear the poppy...just wondering.

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    No. Apart from Irish medals and awards the only symbols which can be worn on the uniform are shamrock (on St Patricks day) a fáinne (don't ask) and the badge of the pioneer total abstinance society (do NOT ask).

    Also foreign decorations and awards can be worn on the right breast with the proper permission. This topic is currently being garrotted to death on another thread.

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    One day it might be possible to wear them again.
    One day, but after 30 years cruel war it might be too early.
    Too much pain too much hatred.

    There are other ways:

    Visit the National War Memorial Islandbridge

    Attend the Remembrance Day Service in St Patricks Cathedral.

    Place a poppy on any military grave in any of the cemetries in Ireland.

    Do the same in any military cemetary in Europe.

    Just pause on the 11.11.11 and say thanks.


    During my lifetime I rediscovered my grandfather's history and service in the Dublin Fusilers(aka as RDF)
    I sometimes dreamed that someday a Company or a Battallion of the Irish Army would parade under arms with fixed bayonets ,with National Colours to the front and march to the War Memorial in Island Bridge. There to present arms and salute all those ordinary men who have been forgotten so long by all of us. For they too gave their lives as professional soldiers in the cause of peace and freedom. Who of us would have done different?
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    You can also visit the Military Cemetry on Blackhorse Ave approx half a mile up the road from Mc Kee Barracks heading towards Cumiskys pub. The title of the cemetry I think is Grangegorman not to be confused with the other one in Dublin 7. It is quite an interesting place the cemetery the victims from the troop ship Leinster are also interred there. It closes approx 16.00 hrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighting Irish
    If anyone knows anywhere in Dublin you can get them , could you please post the location, thanks
    Royal British Legion 26 South Frederick Street (between Kildare Street & Dawson Street) Ph: 6713044.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Who?


    During my lifetime I rediscovered my grandfather's history and service in the Dublin Fusilers(aka as RDF)
    I sometimes dreamed that someday a Company or a Battallion of the Irish Army would parade under arms with fixed bayonets ,with National Colours to the front and march to the War Memorial in Island Bridge. There to present arms and salute all those ordinary men who have been forgotten so long by all of us. For they too gave their lives as professional soldiers in the cause of peace and freedom. Who of us would have done different?

    Nice idea, why not.

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    Are there many military cemetaries in Dublin. I would love to visit a few of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua
    Royal British Legion 26 South Frederick Street (between Kildare Street & Dawson Street) Ph: 6713044.
    Thanks Josh :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Who?
    One day it might be possible to wear them again.
    One day, but after 30 years cruel war it might be too early.
    Too much pain too much hatred.

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    If the Government consider its OK to commemorate 1916 again, why not commemorate the Brave Irishmen who fought in 1914-1918 also? Many went out there with the same idealogy as the participants in the easter rising, believing that, if they fought this war for the King, then it would be finished sooner, and the Irish Home rule bill, which had been stalled in parliment as a result of the war, could have become a reality...


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    Wear a Peace Poppy!

    I would never wear the Red Poppy of the British Legion as it also commemorates British army members sent to Ireland to murder during the War of Independence.

    However, I strongly believe that the dead of the World Wars should be remembered and proudly at that.

    Thus, I would have no problem at all wearing the white Peace Poppy which has been around in Britain since 1926.

    More info: http://www.ppu.org.uk/poppy/new/index_frame.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish
    If the Government consider its OK to commemorate 1916 again, why not commemorate the Brave Irishmen who fought in 1914-1918 also? Many went out there with the same idealogy as the participants in the easter rising, believing that, if they fought this war for the King, then it would be finished sooner, and the Irish Home rule bill, which had been stalled in parliment as a result of the war, could have become a reality...
    members who are not aware might be intrested to know that members of the O.N.E UK( organisation of national ex-servicemen ) and I.U.N.V.A. (irish united nations veterans association ) have being paradeing on the rememberence day parade in london for many years now alongside irish regiments representing and remembering all irishmen who fought and died in all conflicts throughout the world .

    '' At the going down and coming up of the sun, we shall remember them ''.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsloe
    I would never wear the Red Poppy of the British Legion as it also commemorates British army members sent to Ireland to murder during the War of Independence.

    However, I strongly believe that the dead of the World Wars should be remembered and proudly at that.

    Thus, I would have no problem at all wearing the white Peace Poppy which has been around in Britain since 1926.

    More info: http://www.ppu.org.uk/poppy/new/index_frame.html

    White Poppys are a cop out. It would be better if you did not wear any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsloe
    I would never wear the Red Poppy of the British Legion as it also commemorates British army members sent to Ireland to murder during the War of Independence.

    However, I strongly believe that the dead of the World Wars should be remembered and proudly at that.

    Thus, I would have no problem at all wearing the white Peace Poppy which has been around in Britain since 1926.

    More info: http://www.ppu.org.uk/poppy/new/index_frame.html
    #


    It makes me sad that some people still feel this way. So much for the peace process.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsloe
    I would never wear the Red Poppy of the British Legion as it also commemorates British army members sent to Ireland to murder during the War of Independence.

    However, I strongly believe that the dead of the World Wars should be remembered and proudly at that.

    Thus, I would have no problem at all wearing the white Peace Poppy which has been around in Britain since 1926.

    More info: http://www.ppu.org.uk/poppy/new/index_frame.html
    Phucking ripping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod and serpent
    Are there many military cemetaries in Dublin. I would love to visit a few of them.
    Many Irish cemeteries have graves associated with the military particularly in garrison towns. There are 23 WW1 CWGC graves in Clonmel for instance and loads of earlier ones of soldiers and their families.

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