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Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

Benjamin Benson – A Bermudan Evangelical in Ireland

1847 saw the publication of ‘A Narrative of the life of Benjamin Benson, in which Mr Benson, a former slave, abolitionist, evangelist and anti-alcohol speaker exposed the horrors of slavery in Bemuda. Born into slavery in St George’s, Bermuda, in 1818, Benjamin...
The Choctaw Nation’s Extraordinary Gift to Ireland, 1847

The Choctaw Nation’s Extraordinary Gift to Ireland, 1847

Above: In the summer of 2015, Kindred Spirits, a sculpture by Alex Pentek was unveiled at Bailic Park in Midleton, County Cork, to commemorate the Choctaw Nation and their kindness to the Irish. [1] It stands just across the N25 by-pass from the site of two stone...
William Browne – Father of the Argentine Navy

William Browne – Father of the Argentine Navy

When Argentina launched its War of Independence against its Spanish overlords, William Brown of Foxford, County Mayo, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine fleet and powered his adopted country to victory. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Seydel Söhne Harmonica, 1847

Seydel Söhne Harmonica, 1847

In the front of my car I keep a steel harmonica in order to whittle away the minutes on the rare occasions when I find myself idling through rush-hour traffic. I am by no means a skilled player – what goes on in the car, stays in the car – but I am grateful to the...