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Ireland’s Wars: Sackville Street

When it came to the headquarters of the Irish Republic, the military council did not look far beyond Liberty Hall. Sackville Street was then, as now with its modern day O’Connell Street moniker, one of the main thoroughfares of Dublin … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Weekend Before The Rising

As things stood on the morning of Saturday the 22ND of April, it appeared that the Irish Volunteers were about to launch a full-scale uprising across the country, with the backing of Eoin MacNeill, but what exactly this backing actually … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1916 Plan

The Easter Rising would, when it came to it, amount to the seizure of a number of buildings and other positions in Dublin, similar seizures in a few other parts of the country, and a few rural ambushes and skirmishes. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: On The Road To 1916

So. The Irish revolutionary period. It is fair to say that the years between 1913 and 1923 are the most famous, well-written about and analysed portions of Irish history, most especially the iconic year of 1916. I cannot claim to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1913 Lockout And The Irish Citizen Army

Hey, we’ve hit 250 main entries. As always, all views, comments and subscriptions are appreciated. – NFB The socialist element to the Irish revolutionary period is one that has been oft neglected and ignored in subsequent historical study of the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: That John Bruton Article

John Bruton seems to have suddenly become the poster-boy for the anti-nationalist side of the commemoration debate, those who seek less of an emphasis on the military side of things, in preference for more of a focus on the political, … Continue reading

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The Negatives Of 1916

It seems impossible to escape from the Easter Rising and the wide swath of interpretations on it. All Irish history since it happens seems to come back to it. People use the very name as some sort of political weapon, … Continue reading

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1916: Seachtar Na Casca

It is a truly excellent piece of television. Not since Ken Burns’ The Civil War have I been so enraptured by a documentary. What we have here, for the uninitiated, is a seven part hourly series on the signatories of the … Continue reading

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