Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Specky Dragon and Women in power

Anois 'teacht an Earraigh,
Beidh an lá 'dul chun síneadh…….


This photograph was taken outside MacAuliffe's Gift shop sometime in the 80s. The girls in pink are Clíona Cogan and Orla Kennelly but who is the guy in the Specky Dragon outfit?
 Did you ever see a more unlikely looking dragon?


This photograph from the Capuchin Archive is of Henry Street, Dublin in the aftermath of 1916


Dev, looking like a film star in tinted glasses, at the National Turf Cutting Championships in 1936

( photo:óna-Heartland/180733458639655 )


- the Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady sees Women's suffrage as "an insult to God" (1915)


I read the above on Twitter from Limerick 1914 on the same day I read this on Radio Kerry's website:

"The Mayor of Tralee has resigned from Fine Gael 
after being a member for 35 years.
Town councillor Pat Hussey left the party because he claimed a gender quota directive from Fine Gael blocked his nomination to 
contest the local elections.
At the Tralee convention, it was decided that of the three Fine Gael candidates chosen, one would have to be a woman.
Pat Hussey says he hasn’t decided yet whether he will stand in next May’s council elections as an independent.
Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan on Kerry Today, he says he believes that Fine Gael is  going to add a fourth candidate to run in the elections in Tralee.


And from Twitter this photo:

the Defence Ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany. 


May 2-5 2014.

Put this date in your diary. This year's Listowel Military Tattoo promises to be a big weekend in town
The American Attachè is coming to the remembrance parade and the British Ambassador will be in town as well.


Those great volunteers in The Sea Rescue helping donkeys to safety in the Cashen on Saturday last.


This is one happy man this week. This is mayor Murray of Seattle. We all know who won America's Super Bowl by now and the newly elected mayor is a huge Seahawks supporter.

The are two remarkable memories that newly elected Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, 58, considers vital in shaping his life. One was John F. Kennedy’s election, the other was being honest with his Irish Catholic family about being gay.
These are the first few lines of a great article about this son of Irish emigrants who has done well for himself in the land of opportunity.
You can read the rest of the article here:


On her very interesting blog this week Kay Caball has a great story from a great friend of Listowel, Kathy Taylor. The link is above.


Tune in to Rte 1 The history Show at 6.00p.m. on Sunday Feb. 9 at 6.00 p.m.
Eddie Moylan is featured as part of the celebration of International Radio Day.

No comments:

Post a Comment