WILLIAM FERGUSON MASSEY, OR ‘FARMER BILL’ AS HE WAS KNOWN IN HIS ADOPTED COUNTRY, IS ARGUABLY LIMAVADY’S MOST FAMOUS SON. HE WAS PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND DURING TURBULENT TIMES, […]

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BEREHAVEN, CO. CORK—PERHAPS NOT THE KEY TO THE ATLANTIC NOR AN ‘IRISH GIBRALTAR’, BUT NOT A BACKWATER EITHER By John Ware The Royal Navy first moved into the waters of […]

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ARCHIVES RELATING TO SLAVERY AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR HELD IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PRONI) By Brett Irwin The majority of the records in the PRONI […]

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ON THE HILL OF TARA, CO. MEATH, NEXT TO THE LIA FÁIL, IS A MONUMENT COMMEMORATING THE REBELLION OF 1798. SOME 3,000 MILES AWAY, IN A CEMETERY IN POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW […]

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On 12 August 1821 a corpulent George IV set foot on Ireland at Howth, the first peacetime visit by a British monarch. A medallion (below) proclaimed that ‘Ireland hails with […]

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