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Ireland’s Wars: Moore Street And Surrender

As Friday began, and the fifth day of fighting in the centre of Dublin commenced, it was clear that the GPO was in serious peril. British artillery was demolishing the building piece by piece, and every time the brave Volunteers-turned-firefighters … Continue reading

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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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Revolutionary Remembrance: Moore Street (Again)

A bit late, but only had time and the energy to jot down the following thoughts at this point. The other week I happened to stumble upon another of the interminable debates about the commemoration for the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Rebels: Voices From The Easter Rising (Fearghal McGarry)

McGarry, author of an excellent biography of Eoin O’Duffy, has brought together a wide variety of recollections and memories from those who lived through the early years of the Irish revolutionary period, culminating in the Easter Rising of 1916 and … 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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It Is Not War #5: Michael Collins

A nice short one this time. Neil Jordan’s biopic of the iconic revolutionary is rightly lauded as a fine piece of filmmaking. Neeson, simply put, is Collins for those two hours and the supporting cast (even Julia ‘This is my Oirish accent’ … Continue reading

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