Today is the 100th anniversary of the vote in the Dáil (Irish Parliament) to accept the Anglo-Irish Treaty. It was ratified by 64-57 and thus began the Irish Civil War.
Yes, this is a garden blog. No, it’s not a declaration of where my political opinions lie. I just want to mark the day. Families were torn apart. There was bloodshed and death on both sides.
Realistically, right up to the seventies or eighties (?), folks didn’t really have gardens. Any small plot of ground woould likely have been used to grow potatoes and vegetables. I’m wondering when did garden centres become popular?
In a world ravaged by violence, war, famine, genocide, trafficking and other inhumanities, I came upon this beautiful cartoon…
The car is in garage for servicing, and I’m in The Food Hub Clonmel for a couple of hours, continuing my read of Fintan’s book. As you can guess, I’ve also found some time to write. It’s anther cold wet indoor day.