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Salkantay Trail to Macchu Picchu

Posted April 13th, 2017 at 12:20 PM by Gile na Gile

Just a few pics from a recent trip to Peru ...



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Local weavers working Alpaca wool into some truly magnificent creations. One was using what looked like a small bone to balance the cloth. When asked what it was exactly she said it was the "bone of a tourist" who refused to buy...
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The imposition of laissez faire during the Irish famine

Posted January 11th, 2017 at 02:49 PM by Gile na Gile

The potato blight of 1845-9 (which appeared on the continent first) gave rise to a pan-European subsistence crisis and was in turn a major aggravating factor for the social unrest which preceded the 1848 revolutions; and so, it made perfect sense for individual countries to do all in their power to lessen the sufferings of their peasantry lest they should reap (as many indeed did) - the whirlwind of revolt.

By the mid 19th century closing ports for food exports during a subsistence...
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A Succintly Surrendered Sociological Survey of the Holocene

Posted September 6th, 2016 at 07:45 AM by Gile na Gile
Updated September 9th, 2016 at 04:12 PM by Gile na Gile

..... Or, A Spiritual Ayes D Catastrophic Triad Reconverted


[This being an harmonic Play in five alive (O) Acts with multiple string beany characters conversing togetherwise interpenetratively in such fashion as appeareth at times a gabbling feast of festive crows gully acting o'oer a brootherin broth o brane shtalks (mind yezzer P's D' & Q's)]


Dramatis Personae ~ To be (or not to be) Ann A Nano Ounced (measuredly, assuredly synthom-ma-thetically)...
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Ireland 1800-1845: A Chronology.

Posted October 14th, 2015 at 11:03 AM by Gile na Gile
Updated October 20th, 2015 at 02:00 PM by Gile na Gile

1800

- 6 Feb. Majority vote in favour of Union amidst record-breaking bribes and a 'lavish distribution of favours'. Office of Lord Lieutenant would be bogged down for several years after attempting to honour 'union engagements'. Hardwicke would oft complain of this 'heavy mortgage' which tied his hands in distributing Castle largesse. Fully half of Irish MP's would make no recorded speech in Westminster between 1801 and 1820.
- Summer. Fears of a new French invasion imminent....
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History of Ireland (II)

Posted September 13th, 2015 at 07:27 PM by Gile na Gile
Updated October 7th, 2015 at 07:16 AM by Gile na Gile

Reference Books


- Connolly, S.J., Oxford Companion to Irish History, Oxford University Press, 2011 [1998].

- Craig, Patricia (ed.), The Oxford Book of Ireland, Oxford University Press, 1999.

- Lehane, Brendan, The Companion Guide to Ireland, Collins, 1990.

- MacKillop, James, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Oxford University Press, 1998.




General Histories

- Bartlett, Thomas, Ireland: A History, Cambridge
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