I make no apology for writing about Kevin Street Garda station again. Today, Spanish archaeologists found what they think are the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell. Such is their dedication to history, that they closed a street in the city of Valladolid and began the search for the remains of the man who led the … Continue reading What is it going to take for someone in authority to do something about Kevin Street Garda station?
Red Hugh O’Donnell died in 1602, a year after the Battle of Kinsale which marked the end of the Nine Years War. There had been great hopes that the campaign, led by Hugh and his father-in-law Hugh Mór Ó Neill, would drive the English out of Ireland. It wasn’t to be. Red Hugh went to … Continue reading The Spanish seem to be more interested in our history than we are. Shame on us.
There is a large, black, solid metal gate sliding back and forth between the two centuries old pillars at the entrance to Kevin Street Garda Station. Well, it’s not a Garda station as such any more. The Gardai moved out when their brand spanking new five storey building next door was completed last year. Right … Continue reading THE GATES OF HELL