Tag Archives: WW2

You’re not OK, Hun.

SS Athenia?

Blood, sweat and big warning signs.

Our finest hour.

Eire Signs Of WW2: The Map


Ah here.

James M Chimney writes:

The great and good of Dalkey could always update the sign to reflect peoples worries about tourists…

From top: Flying boat Sunderland over Lough Erne in the ‘Donegal Corridor’ during the ‘Emergency’

Or pride?

You decide.

This Day In Irish History tweetz:

This day 79 years ago – 21 February 1941 – the first flight took place over the ‘Donegal Corridor,’ a strip of land in the Irish state used by Royal Air Force planes during the Second World War. Though Ireland was officially neutral, the airspace was secretly allowed to be used.

Aerial dogfight!

Donegal Corridor

Sunken buses?

No, silly.

Folklorist Terry Fagan writes:

Air Raid Shelters On Lower Gardiner Street, 1940s. I recorded some good stories of people living in the Dublin tenements during WW2. One man told me how he got locked up in prison for breaking a lock on an air raid shelter during a air raid alert.

Some flats complexes built 1939/ 40s had underground air raid shelters. Like St Mary’s Mansions on Railway Street are still there. I ran a youth club in that one, they are massive and go right around the complex. The flats were built after the knocking down of the houses of “Monto”….

The Royal Enfield WD/RE (aka the ‘Flying Flea’) saw action during WW2 when it was designed to be dropped behind enemy lines via glider.

This is the Pegasus 500 Classic – a remake by the original manufacture which ups the engine capacity from 125cc to a 499cc parallel twin motor.

1000 replicas (complete with 1940s style canvas saddlebags) will go on sale later this year available in ‘Service Brown’ or ‘Olive Drab Green’


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The Stairs To Kriterion (or simply, The Stairs) – a giant scaffolding staircase designed by MVRDV leading from Stationsplein, outside the entrance of Rotterdam’s central station, to the top of the Groothandelsgebouw.

Opened this week from 10am to 10pm and staying open until June 12th, the structure is an homage to the Dutch city’s rebuilding drive in the aftermath of World War 2.


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This morning

Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Alyson writes:

Spotted from the offices of Century Ireland [‘digital newspaper and online resource for information and analysis on the critical 1913 – 1921 period’]…

Shell shocked, poor lad.



It was pipe-loving 1916 cosplayer Robbie O’Connor.

As you were.