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Interesting bit of (non rugby) Ulster history

Post by big mervyn » Thu May 28, 2020 9:58 am

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Post by rumncoke » Thu May 28, 2020 12:46 pm

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It was the flight of the Earls 1602 which lead to James Ito introduce the plantation of Ulster by Scots which is the source of many myths maintained by many to this day.
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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Fri May 29, 2020 11:49 am

Brief correction Rum (first time I have ever sought to correct you and hope I don't incur your wrath!) - Flight of the Earls was in September 1607 - useful link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Earls
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Post by solidarity » Fri May 29, 2020 8:42 pm

Here's a place that's well worth a visit if you're in Rome, the tomb of the O'Neills.
https://www.historyireland.com/early-mo ... 1608-1623/
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Post by Bobbievee » Fri May 29, 2020 11:46 pm

Enough of this European piffle
Let us rejoice this weekend in the 80th anniversary of the miracle of Dunkirk, and the role of the Royal Ulster Rifles.
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Post by rumncoke » Sat May 30, 2020 2:49 pm

Very correct Sir but it was the exile of O'Donnell in 1602 to Spain encouraged the flight
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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:20 pm

It may be of interest to some here that DAY 5000 which, Lest We Forget, falls on 28th September 2020 is also "Ulster Day" and it will be Year 108. Useful link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_Covenant
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Post by HwoodMike2umate » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:57 pm

A wee bit more on Red Hugh ......... https://dailyscribbling.com/the-odd-sid ... -red-king/
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