After a decade of preparations, the euro was launched on 1 January 1999: for the first three years it was an ‘invisible’ currency, only used for accounting purposes and electronic payments. Coins and banknotes were launched on 1 January 2002, and in 12 EU countries the biggest cash changeover in history took place. Eoghan explains the border phenomenon of …
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Mary shares with the group, her parents wedding album, the family’s flat ‘sad’ Iron and her Grandmother’s ‘practice book’
A Survey chain (ch) is a unit of length. It measures 66 feet, or 22 yards, or 100 links, or 4 rods (20.1168 m). There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. An acre is the area of 10 square chains (that is, an area of one chain by …
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A selection of early Fermanagh County GAA medals.
T.J shares the story of his Great Grandparents with the group.
Mervyn shows the group his Bull-holders, also known as bull-tongs or nose-tongs. Designed to assist the handler to control a cow with minimal risk of injury or disruption by exerting stress on one of the most sensitive parts of the animal, the nose. They have a pliers action and are used for short periods on …
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The beautiful Bisque Owl, a 112 years old.
One families story of emigration to Australia.