The Vale of Avoca

The Vale of Avoca

Thoughts on a photochrom photo of the County Wicklow valley, taken by the Detroit Publishing Company in the late 1890s. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

Kitty Kiernan – Michael Collins’ Fiancée

This is an extract from one of Kitty Kiernan’s last letters to her fiancée Michael Collins before the 31-year-old was shot dead in his home county of Cork on 22 August 1922. ‘I was terrified that you would take all kinds of risks and how I wished to be near you so...
M.J. Byrne’s – Greenane, Co. Wicklow

M.J. Byrne’s – Greenane, Co. Wicklow

‘There was no such thing as stabbing or kicking that time. If you pulled a knife or kicked a man when he was down, the rest of the lads would turn on you. But the boys would always shake hands after half an hour and have a drink together’. That’s the way both Pa...