Category Archives: Revolutionary Remembrance

Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Three)

For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here. Another jarring change introduces us to the third and final act of Michael Collins. The celebrations and soft music of the last scene vanish, and we see a … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Two)

For part one, please click here. The second act of the film begins the morning after the jailbreak of De Valera, as the group of revolutionaries prepares to leave Liverpool to head back to Ireland. The brightness of the day … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins

I’ve said many times that, in this centenary decade, it is of the most vital importance to engage people as much as possible with what happened in this country 100 years ago, that’s if you want to do it right. … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: 2016 Party Politics

Plenty of talk over the last week or so about the commemoration of 1916, which has rapidly become a party political discussion, as Ireland’s Dail entities draw battle lines over how the event should be properly remembered in 2016. Who … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Irish Times’ “Commemorating 1916”

Under my radar up to now, but the Irish Times, in an established section on the centenary decade, has a bunch of interesting articles on the topic of “Commemorating 1916” from a variety of commentators. Some of them are good, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Stephen Jordan

This week, our lucky winner is Stephen Jordan, a member of the Irish Volunteers and the IRB, who served in Athenry during the Easter Rising, before later going on to be a Fianna Fail TD for the area. Jordan’s account … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Due Dignity

We break from our recapping of random BMH entries (more to come at some point) to talk about a recent bit of news. Fine Gael councillor Kieran Binchy, a member of Dublin City Council, recently attempted to get the following … Continue reading

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