(53) Cobh, Cork, 🇮🇪 Cobh (previously known as Queenstown) is a heritage town in Cork, Ireland's second largest city after Dublin. Cobh is a port town-- several of the folks here emigrated to the United States a century or so ago. The statue behind me is that of Annie Moore, who, together with her two brothers, became the first immigrants to pass through Ellis Island in NYC. Also quite notable is that the Titanic's White Star Line offices were located here, and Queenstown back then was one of the stops the ship made before making its fateful voyage to New York.
#OnThisDay in 1922 Michael Collins was shot dead in an ambush at Béal na Bláth #Cork . Collins fought in Ireland's War of Independence, was part of the delegation that went to Britain to negotiate terms when a ceasefire was called, signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty which established Ireland would remain a Dominion within the Commonwealth, but would later fall out with his fellow revolutionaries over the provision in the Treaty that Northern Ireland would remain united with Britain, thus dividing the North from Southern Ireland. Collins' defense of the Treaty and his ensuing actions against the anti-Treaty side ultimately contributed to the outbreak of the terrible Civil War after the Treaty was ratified. There's been a lot of recent scholarship on the cult of Collins, rightfully so I believe as I think history has not accurately remembered Collins, but I'll always owe The Big Fellow one because his history ultimately sparked my interest in Irish history. 🇨🇮
An astounding Solar Return to a Soul Songstress, to @toriamos . 🎉 🌈 🦁 Today I celebrate the gift of THIS INCREDIBLY INCARNATE GODDESS and Muse of mine... at 54 today, a sister Leo, she has released her 15th album, produced 18(??) tours, founded RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) Crisis Centre, and composed and produced an original stage musical, The Light Princess with ambitions to bring it to Broadway, (I believe...) and much more. Her medicine of music has saved lives, connected cultures, and inspired frozen hearts, baring her naked fiery Torch. She has been my muse since the womb, gestating in '92, (and many lifetimes prior) when she broke through in astounding power into the music scene after a battle for her own rights and music originality. I have no more words. Only tears and excitement to see her a second time in Cork, Ireland with my beautiful Partner, Ashley. I have.. no words. Thank you. Bless you. I love you. I WILL perform on stage with you one day, Goddess. I will honour you. As millions of others do. #toriamos#nativeinvader#nativeinvadertour#tori#cork#corkireland#ireland#irishpride#irish#godbless#soulmate#soulsisters#soulsisters#spiritual#music#love#being#gratitude
Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are. Our Balance earrings will be there to support you during your journey of finding the right balance.
Maybe Paulie isn't as desperate as he sounds... maybe he's trying to bag himself a fight with Conor in the future?? Thoughts?
@boxingfanatik: Damn. Paulie doesn't know how to take his L and keep it moving. Now, @paulmalignaggi is following McGregor around like a scorned ex girl friend.
This guy went from world champion, to McGregor's sparring partner, to getting pushed around by security at McGregor's media day.
Then, what's even funnier is he's still screaming "pussy" at McGregor after McGregor has walked away. Like Paulie Malignaggi is literally screaming at the air. 😂 lol
➡️ Look people, this is a life lesson. Don't end up like Paulie. When life hands you an "L": learn from it, accept it, and keep it moving.
Athenry was unfortunately another quick visit and I will return to this amazing town to spend a lot more time all being well...first stop was Athenry Priory, a Dominican priory founded by Milo de Bermingham around 1241. He had bought the land and provided his own men to help with the construction even though de Bermingham had power and wealth and built the church, the majority of the priory was built by local Irish and Anglo-Norman patrons.
A surviving register mentions the refectory was built by Felim O'Connor king of Connacht, the dormitory by Eugene O'Heyne, the chapter house by Cornelius O'Kelly, the cloister by Walter Husgard, the infirmary by Arthur McGallyly, a theological school by Florence Mac Flainn and the guest house by Bernard O'Trarasay.
The priory which was dedicated to the Saints Peter and Paul had seen its fair share of trouble like most, but actually had escaped suppression in the dissolution. Disaster struck in 1652 when Cromwellian forces destroyed the buildings, in the 18th century it was robbed of its materials to build a barracks and what is left is the current standing ruins.
When I visited it was locked up and these pictures from inside are through the windows and gate.