The Battle of Jadotville & the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Jadotville, the Battle of Britain, a medieval manuscript and a Dublin museum.

The Military Archives has a new online exhibition about the Battle of Jadotville, which took place 60 years ago this month. The image above is from the Archives and shows Irish troops departing for the Congo.

And on Battle of Britain Day, remembering the Irish men who fought in the RAF, including John Hemingway, the last surviving pilot from the Battle of Britain. Hemingway is now 102 and was profiled in the Irish Times in 2019.

Moving away from the military, to medieval manuscripts, Trinity College Dublin had a fascinating piece on its Manuscripts at Trinity blog about the journey of one early medieval collection of saints’ lives to Trinity's Library, through the English Civil War.

And finally, from a Dublin library to a Dublin museum - a nice piece by Trevor White, who runs the Little Museum of Dublin, about starting and running a museum (well worth a visit if you haven't been already).