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THE ASGARD / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

THE ASGARD / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

  Shortly before noon on a hot, blue-skied Sunday morning in July 1914, a white sail floated out from behind Lambay Island and began to nonchalantly make its way towards the small port of Howth, writes historian Turtle Bunbury. Asgard was on the home straight from one of the most daring gunrunning missions in modern history. At the helm was Erskine Childers, the best-selling spy novelist of the day. Over the previous three weeks, he had skippered the two-masted yacht out to meet a German tugboat in the North Sea…

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COLLINS BARRACKS DUBLIN / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

COLLINS BARRACKS DUBLIN / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

  Earlier today I paid a visit to the historic Collins Barracks In Dublin which is now home to the Decorative Arts & History department of the National Museums of Ireland. It’s a location as steeped in culture as it is in beauty and a highly recommended stop the next time you are in Dublin’s Fair City. In 1697 the Irish Parliament voted to develop a network of barracks connecting the 6 main Irish Garrisons. This network of barracks was very different to the way British troops were housed in…

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