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Ireland’s Wars: The Bloodshed Of 1641

The plot of the 23rd of October had gone off, with great success in the north, and the shockwave that it caused would reach all over Ireland. It would take a few months for it turn into a recognisable war, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: In The Name Of The Republic

I vividly remember, back when I was in my early days of college, a conversation with a supervising lecturer, when I was rambling on about an essay I wanted to write, what it would find and how I was going … Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

Spoilers Trailer This is the kind of film that, even before seeing, I just knew I was going to like. A biopic of Abraham Lincoln, even one as limited in scope as this, is long overdue and the proven quality … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: “Óglaigh na hÉireann”

When one hears the words “Óglaigh na hÉireann”, one can be forgiven for immediately thinking of the terrorist organizations that have come to be associated with it. Those three words have a torturous history, stretching as far back as the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: “My Civil War” And “A Lost Son”

(Note: The two hyperlinks in this article will expire a few weeks after publication). Over the last few weeks, RTE has aired two documentaries about the Irish Civil War. The first was My Civil War, a look at the descendents … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: O’Higgins, O’Connor And Plaques

Something very related to this infrequent series of mine came up in the last week, as the Taoiseach unveiled a small plaque dedicated to Kevin O’Higgins near the site where he was assassinated in 1927. The unveiling caused some discussion, … Continue reading

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The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending an exhibition organised by the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation, held in the Pery’s hotel, Limerick. Photos of said event here. The exhibition included a lecture from noted local Limerick historian Thomas Toomey … Continue reading

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The Flaws And Delusions In Republican History

My bias against McGuinness will be well known to those who read this blog, but I do not think it is unfair to say that of all the candidates in the Presidential election, his supporters are the most vitriolic. Look up any … Continue reading

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Ireland And The Key Points Of Revolution

According to Aaron Ellis’s Twitter, the noted American diplomat Henry Kissinger had three key points about revolutions. I noticed that the Irish revolutionary period does conform to those points which are: 1. The end rarely resembles what the revolution set out … Continue reading

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Irish Battlefield Commemoration

Down the road from me, the local pub has been trying to get permission to build a small hotel in the site next to it for quite a while. Such a development is hardly eye raising and the delay in getting said … Continue reading

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