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Blackader’s 1916 ‘Victory’ Memento Is Going To Be Auctioned In Dublin

A trophy commemorating Major-General Blackader’s victory over Irish rebels in 1916 is to be auctioned in Dublin. The trophy, a dinner gong, was built from a shell fired from the British ship ‘Helga’ which sailed from Dún Laoghaire (then Kingstown) on April 25th, 1916, up the river Liffey to shell the rebel-occupied Boland’s Mills, and,…

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