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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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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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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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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Positives Of 1916

“We have used you and your name and influence for what it is worth. You can issue what orders you like now, our men won’t obey you.” Those words were recorded and remembered by Colm O’Lochlainn, a little noted member … 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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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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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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