Noel Lemass and his commandeering of a Dublin tram

Come Here To Me!

Noel Lemass, Captain of the 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA, had a short but eventful life. He fought in the Imperial Hotel during the Easter Rising of 1916 and was wounded while taking dispatches to the GPO. He later played an active role in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and joined the occupation of the Four Courts after taking the anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.

Noel Lemass in uniform. Credit – Noel Lemass in uniform. Credit –

In July 1923, two months after the Civil War had ended, Noel was kidnapped in broad daylight by Free State soldiers. Three months later, on 13th October, his mutilated body was found on the Featherbed Mountain twenty yards from the Glencree Road, in an area known locally as ‘The Shoots’. It was likely that he was killed elsewhere and dumped at this spot.

There are many amusing anecdotes of his military career in the Witness Statements…

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Podcast: From Carpenter’s son to King – the Lambert Simnel conspiracy of 1487

Irish History Podcast

avatar2Lambert Simnel’s life must be one of the most unusual stories from medieval history. Born the son of a carpenter he became embroiled in a conspiracy to overthrow Henry VII and before he knew what was happening he became the only person ever crowned king of England in Ireland. After this the 12 year old set off to claim his kingdom by invading England. Beginning with murder of the famous ‘King in Car park’ Richard III, Lambert’s tale is a fascinating story of intrigue, conspiracy and deception with a pretty surprising ending!

In this episode I am making an appeal for contributions to cover a series of podcast related costs I have incurred recently after I had to replace my laptop and microphone. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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MAN CANDY: Attitude’s Naked Issue Doesn’t Dissapoint [NSFW]


Attitude Magazine’s latest issue hit the shelves yesterday and we’re betting it will be one of their best selling issues to date. Last year, their Naked Issue was lacking in number and calibre of celebrities in the buff, and as I stated “they better step up their game before next year”, and they certainly did! Whoop. 

Inside you’ll find 40 men (although the TOWIE boys pretty much took over) getting their kit off and raising awareness for HIV. Here are a few ‘cheeky’ snaps from inside…

Kirk Norcross




Charlie King



Dan Osborne:



Keiron Richardson


Joe Whelan (X Factor)


Magaluf Weekenders


Jody Latham


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