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  • Schoolboy Cathal gets a hands-on history lesson with 4,000-year-old boat

    07/02/2020 9:22:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 9, 2020 | Shane O'Brien
    The lake is home to at least one crannóg -- an artificial island used as dwellings and defense mechanisms in prehistoric Ireland. Crannóg's are the oldest dwellings in prehistoric Ireland. There are additionally at least seven ringforts surrounding the town of Lisacul. Eileen McDonagh, Cathal's mother, told the Irish Independent that he was supposed to be doing his homework when he made the discovery. She said that her son became bored with his schoolwork and went for a walk down to the lake, where he paddled up to his ankles in a pair of wellington boots. It was there that...
  • Taoiseach criticizes social media companies over hate posts [Irish PM Varadkar]

    12/22/2018 6:39:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 12/22/2018 — 00:28:00 | Press Association
    The Taoiseach has criticized social media companies such as Facebook, that do not think they are “accountable” for what is posted on their platforms. Asked about threats made against groups of people after a social media video of the recent Roscommon eviction, Mr. (Leo) Varadkar said online platforms are not held to the same standard as newspaper publishers. “As I am concerned, social media posts like that are incitement of hatred and incitement of violence, and if you were a publisher of a newspaper or a broadcaster, you wouldn’t be allowed to promote that kind of stuff and you would...
  • Northern Michigan dam fails, section of U.S. 127 could flood

    04/15/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 27 replies
    mlive ^ | 4-15-2014 | Andrew Krietz
    ROSCOMMON TOWNSHIP, MI — Flood water reportedly is moving quickly downstream toward Old 27 and U.S. 127 after a dam failed in the area. A flash flood warning is in effect for southwestern Roscommon County until 6 p.m. Tuesday following the breakage of the Wraco Lodge Dam. Shortly after noon, the National Weather Service reported water was just inches below a U.S. 127 bridge. There is the possibility of water overtopping the highway between mile markers 185 and 186. Motorists are advised to not drive over flooded roads. "The water is about a foot and a half from the top...
  • Fire eats 1,500-acres of mid-Michigan forest before being contained (Roscommon County)

    04/17/2005 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 2,304+ views
    AP ^ | 4-17-05
    Fire eats 1,500-acres of mid-Michigan forest before being contained 4/17/2005, 1:20 p.m. ET The Associated Press NESTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A weekend forest fire in Roscommon County burned about 1,500 acres, prompting some precautionary evacuations before fire crews contained the blaze by early Sunday. Jim Fisher, the state Department of Natural Resources' fire management specialist, said crews had established a controlled perimeter around the fire by about 4 a.m. EDT Sunday and continued to "mop it up," and put down hot spots. Crews from three townships and the state used bulldozers and off-road engines in addition to regular tankers,...