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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish Against Napoleon

The course of the French Revolutionary Wars and the subsequent Napoleonic Wars bears little going into. Between 1792 and 1815, France fought numerous conflicts against a series of opposing coalitions. What began as a conflict of mere survival for the … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Two)

For part one, please click here. The second act of the film begins the morning after the jailbreak of De Valera, as the group of revolutionaries prepares to leave Liverpool to head back to Ireland. The brightness of the day … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins

I’ve said many times that, in this centenary decade, it is of the most vital importance to engage people as much as possible with what happened in this country 100 years ago, that’s if you want to do it right. … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: 2016 Party Politics

Plenty of talk over the last week or so about the commemoration of 1916, which has rapidly become a party political discussion, as Ireland’s Dail entities draw battle lines over how the event should be properly remembered in 2016. Who … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Irish Times’ “Commemorating 1916”

Under my radar up to now, but the Irish Times, in an established section on the centenary decade, has a bunch of interesting articles on the topic of “Commemorating 1916” from a variety of commentators. Some of them are good, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Stephen Jordan

This week, our lucky winner is Stephen Jordan, a member of the Irish Volunteers and the IRB, who served in Athenry during the Easter Rising, before later going on to be a Fianna Fail TD for the area. Jordan’s account … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Due Dignity

We break from our recapping of random BMH entries (more to come at some point) to talk about a recent bit of news. Fine Gael councillor Kieran Binchy, a member of Dublin City Council, recently attempted to get the following … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Peter Greene

A different choice this week, one of a mostly political nature: Peter Greene, member of Sinn Fein and the Volunteers in Galway, who would go on, post-Irish Revolutionary Period, to become one of that city’s more notable politicians, eventually becoming … 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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Revolutionary Remembrance: William Walsh

Another random selection from the BMH witness statements. A nice short one this time, that is useful in illustrating some of the mundane realities of being in the IRA during the War of Independence. Our winner is Lt William Walsh … Continue reading

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