1953 – Bullock On The Battlements

1953 – Bullock on the Battlements

The Nationalist, 30 May 1953; A few days before Edmund Hillary completed his famous conquest of Mount Everest, an adventurous Kilsheelan bullock conquered Poulakerry Castle. Hillary received several decorations from the Queen. The bullock got 4 inches in The Nationalist...

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1953 – “Home The Hero”

1953 – “Home the Hero”

Nenagh Guardian, 23 May 1953 Monsignor Thomas Quinlan was Borrisoleigh native who led a most remarkable life, spending the majority of it in turbulent and war-torn South East Asia. Born in 1896, he joined the Columban Missionary Society and first…

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1847 – “Guy Fall”

1847 – “Guy Fall”

Freemans Journal, 2 April 1847 Normally the likes of James Bond would undertake this type of thing on board the Orient Express, as it wound its way through the gorgeous scenery of the Swiss Alps. A terrifying Spectre unfolded when…

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