On this day – 12 November 1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives.

1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives. SS Vestris was a 1912 steam ocean liner operated by Lamport and Holt Line and used on its service between New York and the River Plate. On 12 November 1928 she began listing about 200Continue reading “On this day – 12 November 1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives.”

Was Penny Lane really named after the slave merchant James Penny?

Originally posted on The Priory and the Cast Iron Shore:
Update 12 June 2020 17:05: A letter from the press officer at the International Slavery museum who first made the claim that Penny Lane was named after James Penny in 2006 – he left the museum around 2014. I am delighted and very grateful to…

BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne

via BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne The balloon fire of 10 May 1785 (235 years ago tomorrow) is perhaps the best known event in the history of Tullamore. Today we are reminded of it every time we see the town crest and in the past with theContinue reading “BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne”

Catholicism and Socialism

Originally posted on Lux Occulta:
? ? ? ? SOCIALISM ? A series of Lenten Discourses against Socialism delivered by Father Robert Kane, S.J., in Gardiner Street Church, Dublin, 1910. ? ? Nihil obstat: G. DELANY, S.J., Praepositus Provinciae Hibernicae Nihil obstat: F. E. O’LOUGHLIN, Censor Theologiae Deputat. Imprimi Potest: +GULIELMUS, Archiep. Dublinensis, Hiberniae Primas.…