It is then Bres, son of Elathan, rose up and said: “It is a wonder to me the sun to be rising in the west to-day, and it rising in the east every other day.”
"It would be better for us it to be the sun," said the Druids.
"What else is it?" said he.
"It is the shining of the face of Lugh, son of Ethlinn," said they.
The Fate of the Children of Turenn (via lugh-ildanach)
The Doegen Records Web Project
This archive of Irish dialect sound recordings made during 1928-31 contains folktales, songs and other material recited by native Irish speakers from 17 counties. Crucially, it includes examples of dialects that are now extinct. The collection also includes a speech in English by W.T. Cosgrave, who was head of the Irish government that funded the recording scheme.
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Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast'
Before it was disbanded 40 years ago, after 18 months, plain-clothes soldiers carried out round-the-clock patrols of west Belfast - the heartland of the IRA - in unmarked cars.
Three former members of the unit, who agreed to be interviewed on condition their identities were disguised, said they had posed as Belfast City Council road sweepers, dustmen and even “meths drinkers”, carrying out surveillance from street gutters.
But surveillance was just one part of their work.
One of the soldiers said they had also fired on suspected IRA members.
He described their mission as “to draw out the IRA and to minimise their activities… if they needed shooting, they’d be shot”.
Another former member of the unit said: “We never wore uniform - very few people knew what rank anyone was anyway.
"We were hunting down hardcore baby-killers, terrorists, people that would kill you without even thinking about it."
A third former MRF soldier said: “If you had a player who was a well-known shooter who carried out quite a lot of assassinations… then he had to be taken out.
"[They were] killers themselves, and they had no mercy for anybody."
In 1972 there were more than 10,600 shootings in Northern Ireland. It is not possible to say how many the unit was involved in.