Michael Davitt plaque

Today, I attended a ceremony in Ballybrack village to dedicate the obelisk there to the memory of Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League, who lived close by. Davitt’s first monster meeting took place in Irishtown in South Mayo in 1879 and he stayed in my great-great-grandfather’s house, nearby in Doonmacreena Bridge, that night.

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Robert Mallet plaque – Killiney beach

It was a bleak morning, this morning, on Killiney Beach for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to Robert Mallet, the father of seismology. In October 1849, aged 39, Robert, and his son John, who was a geology student at TCD, decided to carry out a remarkable experiment on Killiney Beach. They wanted to prove…

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