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Ireland’s Wars: Home Rule And Volunteers

We are now truly entering an era of Irish history commonly identified with the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. The events we will be discussing were the final steps on the road to those conflicts, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: November 1913

November is coming to an end, and with it a look back, one hundred years, to a month that seemed to herald a coming storm. Think on it. In Dublin, a workers dispute with employers had turned increasingly violent, and … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Volunteer War

The anniversary of the founding of the Ulster Volunteer Force passed most of Ireland by without much notice. As previously stated here, the almost deliberate ignoring of the Protestant side of the Irish revolution, even when much of what followed … 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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