“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. ” 228580 Leading Seaman William Cashman,
On 11th of December 1931 the Statute of Westminster became law giving complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada).
On 18th of September 1914 the Irish Home Rule Bill was enacted – The Government of Ireland Act 1914.
The flag of the Independent Republic of Ireland has now been taken down where it was mistakenly flying as if that nation was still part of the UK.
A display of flags to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th jubilee has exposed a lack of knowledge in Orkney about the UK.
“Many of the old ways of life were similar in widespread farming and fishing communities, and are now fading from the places which can be linked by tales such as those told by Patrick-James – and Robert Rendall”
“There was also a snippet about the deaths that weekend, and the ease by which murders were then taking place.”
On 16th of January 1913 the Irish Home Rule Bill was passed in the UK House of Commons.
“Many years ago Mike and I climbed Knocknarea, and the cairn. “
“Ireland’s calm maturity in the face of Westminster duplicity should remind us that there’s an opportunity, if we wish to take it, to be honest and better and different.”