Any time you see a statue of a man on a horse with his sword in the air, you know there is a bit of triumphalism going on. This Waterford man deserves as much of a fanfare as he can get. To sum him up in a sentence would be tricky, so here I go. A leader of The Young Irelanders in the 1848 rebellion, invented the Irish flag, sentenced to Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, escaped, landed in America, led the Irish Brigade in the U.S. Army and drowned in the Missouri River. A very busy 44 years.
There are very few pictures of me, mainly because I’ve always held the camera. I do remember this very clearly, passing the camera forward in the cave, removing my hard hat because it was too wide for the gap, and the definite feeling of triumph when we got back to the sunlight.
How much more contrast can you get than fireworks in the night sky.
Thank you all for your words of encouragement over the past few weeks. I signed up to this course to work out how a BLOG works, with your help I think I understand it enough to actually start. So thank you all for that.