Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ireland’s Last Witchcraft Trial: The Witches of Islandmagee

In this month of spooks and witches, we tend to laugh off the whole ‘demonic possession’ thing as a bit of a joke, but there was a time when accusing someone of witchcraft had very real and very dire consequences. … Continue reading

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The Irish Wolfhound of Gettysburg

If ever you want to know something about the American Civil War, I can’t think of anyone better to ask than Iain C. Martin. Not only is Iain an expert in his field, but he has also produced a fascinating … Continue reading

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The Secret Disaster That Paved The Way for D-Day

It was 1944, and the troops were waiting nervously for the barrage on the beach to end. Their stomachs heaved as their clumsy landing craft rode the swell. Nearby, the support vessels and destroyers watched as their orderly line headed … Continue reading

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