Entries by M0C_Adm1n_2018

Hazelwood House during the Emergency Years

During the Emergency, Hazelwood House, County Sligo was occupied by a cyclist squadron of the Irish Army. Officers and other ranks are drafted in and soon begin to take a pride in their new unit; local legends and jokes are born and flourish and a distinctive atmosphere grows. Then all is ended, the personnel disperse […]

Ballinode wins the 1925 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Ballinode (foaled 1916) was an Irish racehorse who won the 1925 Cheltenham Gold Cup. She was the first mare and the first Irish-trained horse to win the race. She was known as “The Sligo Mare.” In fact, she was trained in the townland of Ballyglass, Calry. Ballinode was a chestnut mare bred in Ireland. She was one of […]