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My county motion passed: inclusively & respectfully remembering “the Wild Geese” on 11/November

This council, recognising: – the historical impact of the Irish who – like the Wild Geese – have fought abroad throughout the centuries, out of necessity or commitment; – the sacrifices and traumas of both fighters and survivors of those … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen – The Parable of the Young Man and the Old

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And took the fire with him, and a knife. And as they sojourned, both of them together, Isaac the first-born spake, and said, My Father, Behold the preparations, fire and iron, … Continue reading

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Nov. 11: Anthem For Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; Nor any voice of … Continue reading

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