Yorkshire England Cemetery I looked through many cemeteries while I was there. The history written on the stones was jarring to me. Some simple, some very detailed about not only the deceased, but of the remainder of the family, and those who died previously, and of what ailments. The poor parents loosing so many children back then. I can't imagine.
The Drummer by Barry Flanagan- Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
On this day 1921 the Anglo Irish Treaty was Signed. The Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland was signed in London and with it brought an end the Irish War of Independence, though tragically led to the Irish Civil War. Later that day Michael Collins wrote "....early this morning I signed my death warrant".
Today we remember Éamon de Valera, born on this day 1882. Having Commanded Volunteers in the Easter Rising, Éamon de Valera went on to become one of Ireland’s most significant politicians, leading the country as Taoiseach and President.