Tagged with Irish history

Floating Prisons

Floating Prisons

The Surprise, moored at the Cove of Cork, and the Essex, at Kingstown in Dublin Bay (now Dun Laoghaire), were derelict ships which operated as holding prisons for convicts from 1823 until 1837. Continue reading

David Goodall:Peacemaker

The iconic image of of Bishop Edward Daly in Derry ‘negotiating’ a safe passage for Jackie Duddy, a victim of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry on the 30th January 1972, resurfaced in the media on the occasion of the death of the Bishop recently. The image was a stark reminder of just how much … Continue reading