Beatlebone, A Surreal Read?

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March (Reblog)

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March: During the difficult times of Oliver Cromwell, one of the bishops who was …

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March

Vegetarian towards Vegan — SOCIAL BRIDGE ~ Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland (Reblog)

It’s been a gradual process but it’s almost three years now since I turned to vegetarianism and could never imagine turning back. In recent times, the move along the continuum has been edging ever closer to veganism. It’s largely about my love of animals but also about feeling so much better on this diet that […]

Vegetarian towards Vegan — SOCIAL BRIDGE ~ Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland

Lunar Calendar could link the Prophet Jeremiah to Ireland. — Kalapu Fe`ofa`aki

The Planetstoday.com program show the earth, moon and the sun position in relation to the constellations, for the constellation are almost fix at the same position throughout the years. The earth takes about13 New Moon to complete a cycle around the sun, 28 days a month. The key to understand ancient calendar is to wait […]

Lunar Calendar could link the Prophet Jeremiah to Ireland. — Kalapu Fe`ofa`aki

December 11 1931 — The Statute of Westminster

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In one of its more significant and, in fact, truly historic moves, the Westminster parliament in London approved the Statute of Westminster on this day, December 11 1931.

Whilst largely forgotten today, this act effectively began the major phase of reducing the power and reach of the British Empire, marking the beginning of the Commonwealth. The dominions of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland were granted equal status and full autonomy, whilst still adhering allegiance to the Crown of Great Britain.

A lot has changed since then; Newfoundland is now a province of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador since March 31 1949), for example. The Republic of Ireland is truly independent, whilst within the bounds of the EU.

Even the integrity of Great Britain itself has come under threat with strong nationalist movements in Wales and particularly Scotland.

Time will tell if the United Kingdom breaks apart, or re-constitutes itself, once outside the of the EU.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020