A bouquet of thistles
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A bouquet of thistles


Three poetic contributions to the Independence debate The ’45a: an alternative reality. 1 Song: Lament for the last battle honour of the Black Watch. 1 In Memoriam Hugh MacDiarmid. 1 The ’45a: an alternative reality He was bonnie enough, I’ll give ye that, with his Frenchified ways and perfumed hands. More suited to a Paris salon than plodging … Continue reading

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800 babies ‘buried in septic tank’ at Irish Catholic home – ITV News


Almost 800 babies were buried in a concrete, septic tank in the grounds of a home for unmarried mothers in Galway between 1925 and 1961, according to research by a historian. The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway, Ireland. The bodies of 798 children … Continue reading