I did the 11+ exam in 1969. The Troubles in the North had started the year before and widespread violence came in August 1969. To me the Troubles were something […]

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My great grandfather, John Noble, was born in 1817 in Maguiresbridge. He had at least 2 siblings – Ralph, born 1811, and Alexander, born in 1818. Their father’s name is […]

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Grace Sweeney is getting ready to celebrate her 100 birthday on 15 December in her bungalow at Annagry in the Rosses in West Donegal. Born in 1909 she had a […]

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Following the withdrawal of the British from the 26 counties in 1922 and the creation of the Irish Free State, many of those families who had relied on their presence […]

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The relative inertia of the Sligo IRA during the Anglo-Irish War did not prevent the county witnessing protracted violence during the Civil War. This illuminating study, providing both a chronological […]

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