Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Middle Way: Part 2

In 1894 Horace Plunkett founded the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society (IOAS), with himself as president and the young land-agent, Robert Andrew Anderson as secretary. Two prominent allies were Lord Monteagle in Limerick and Rev. Thomas Finlay, Professor of Moral Philosophy … Continue reading

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The Middle Way, Part 1

Today I addressed the conference of the Co-operative Forum at Trinity College, Dublin, which had the theme “From Plunkett to the Credit Crunch”. Horace Plunkett was the founding father of the Co-operative Movement in Ireland. My dissertation concerned “The impact of Horace Plunkett … Continue reading

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Schomberg of France

Frederick Hermann Schomberg was born at Heidelberg of a German father and English mother in the year 1615.  He became a Captain in the Scottish Guards of the French Army in 1652 and fought at the Battle of the Dunnes … Continue reading

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The Somme Museum

On Thursday 3rd September 2009, the Somme Association organised a Memorial Service at the Somme Museum at Whitespots, Conlig, between Newtownards and Bangor in commemoration of the 16th (Irish) Division. Invitations were extended to each of the Political Parties in … Continue reading

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Lord Bannside (Dr Paisley) visit to Dublin: Part 3

Ed: On his return the Somme commemoration in France, Ian Adamson has supplied, as promised, the final part of his report on his recent cultural visit to Dublin in company with Lord Bannside (Ian Paisley). This is continued from Part … Continue reading

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"Robin's Readings", by the BBC

 Laura Spence of BBC Northern Ireland has sent me this email. Laura describes herself as “Producer, Ulster-Scots” at the Beeb.My father used to sell “Robin's Readings” in our shop in Conlig.I still have a copy.  When I sent out the … Continue reading

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Somme Commemoration Ulster Tower, Thiepval, France 2010

Ulster Tower 1st July 2010 – YouTube ► 4:28► 4:28 www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLIxvJiOCQ Jul 5, 2010 – Uploaded by rje888 Dr Ian Adamson speaks to those assembled at the Ulster Memorial Tower, The Somme, France, 1st July 2010.  This is the full text of the … Continue reading

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