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What you will find in this e-zine:
John Ward, 1927 - 2009
Rest In Peace
Mise agus mo Sgéal
réamfhocal do'n leathanach seo
Articles from the new "Canadian Vindicator",
an Internet publication, aimed at upholding the principle,
"Justice to all classes; monopolies and exclusive privileges to none".
The Beluga Foresight.....A story hidden in plain sight
October 2009 issue :
October’s Party.....A poem
Glory be to the Father.....A prayer
Musings.....As the seasons turn
Tobacco and cigarette ownership unveiled.....Behind the smoke
Stories and Collections
The Hawk of the Erne
A compendium of stories recounting the history of the Falls of Assaroe.
The Kindly Spot
Life in Ireland fifty years ago and more, focusing on Ballyshannon, site
of the Falls of Assaroe, "the kindly spot, the friendly town"
in Allingham's "The
Winding Banks of Erne". A companion volume to "The
Hawk of the Erne". Also included are historical references spanning
four millennia of Donegal history.
The Friendly Town
This is the third volume in a series written to support the Internet
campaign to restore the
Falls of Assaroe.
One family's legacy. Tales of joy, sorrow, and triumph.
The beauty and wonder of the Erne. A heartfelt requiem by Charlie Ward,
journalist, broadcaster, and ardent angler.
In Memory's Eye
As one who had the privilege of serving in the Canadian House of Commons, observing, hearing, and reporting the speeches of its Members over a period of thirty-five years, this memoir seeks to reflect the impressions certain occupants of the Commons Chamber made upon the author.
My brother Brian said that sometime I must write the story of what he called "that odyssey" which marked my early years. Now, approaching my eightieth year, I feel compelled to narrate the journey as seen through the eyes of childhood, aided by an old family album of photographs. It is as factual as memory permits. If it offers a glimpse into a child’s life in Ireland of the 1930s it will have served its purpose. All the characters in it are real. All are no longer living, except me!
St Eunan's College
A student's life in the 1940's
A Reporter's Reminiscences
Personal recollections of official reporter of the debates in the Dáil
Óglach - by Patricia MacBride
Patricia MacBride, the writer of this story Óglach (translation "Volunteer"), tells how the death of one of her brothers, when she was only eleven years old, affected her then, and since.
A three-act play dealing with the dilemma faced by Pontius Pilate in
the trial of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Whole Damn Lot
A two-act play dealing with freedom of the Press, based on the prosecution
of Francis Collins, a Newry man, founder and publisher of the "Canadian
Earl Gerald Fitzgerald
Eoghan Ruadh Mac an Bhaird
Laoiseach Mac an Bhaird
Art Mac Cubhtaigh
James Clarence Managan
Joseph Mary Plunkett
My Stroke and I
My Career in Aviation
John the Baptist
An Irish Valentine
of Soinbhe Lally
the New Testament"
"Down Sterling Road" by Adrian Kelly
Assaroe Restoration Campaign
The Falls of Assaroe
A call to restore an historic salmon leap on the River Erne in Donegal.
Assaroe Restoration Campaign (ARC) - 2000 A.D.
Falls of Assaroe (image)
To view the Falls in their pristine pre-dam state.
First step to remedying environmental disaster.
Images of the people, places,
and things used throughout the Vindicator.ca site,
all put together in one collection.
Famine - "The Times" - and Donegal
A series of articles based on contemporary records of the famine.
Famine Records 1
Famine Records 2
Two articles on startling facts revealed by a local group, using material
gleaned from Ballyshannon Workhouse records.
by the Famine
Memorial monument lists 400 among the thousands transported to Australia.
Fate of Mary Allingham.
Trinity College Dublin - Two Articles:
- Usurped Donegal lands granted to Trinity College Dublin"
and its influence on Irish Law", with additional information on
use of usurped land holdings.
The "Vindicator" Story
Donegal's First Nationalist Newspaper
A new light on the history of a family newspaper spanning the transformation of
Ireland from alien rule through civil war to Twenty-Six County independence. Second
edition revised and expanded.
The Bards of Ireland
The Bards of Ireland
- Part I
The Bards of Ireland
- Part II
A millennium project paying homage to one group of bards (poets) whose
work contributed much to the preservation of Irish history and literature.
Gleanings, sports heroes, a ghost story, and more.
John Ward, author and web content provider.
Irish-related and other sites of interest.
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