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Eleanor's Catch (1916)

This two-reel short from Universal is an interesting twist on the many “lost girl” love triangles of the period. Some of its notability, no doubt results from the fact that it was directed by star… 883 more words


Fallen – Book Review

Dublin, August 1914: Katie Crilly comes home to find a strange man on the landing of her home. Her twin brother Liam, in ill-fitting khaki and a “daft looking cap” stands there, declaring without words that he has joined the British army to fight in a war no one fully understands. 564 more words


1916: The Irish Rebellion

Broadcaster:  BBC Four

Year: 2016

Genre: Documentary


Reviewer: Phillippa Mapes

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, the BBC  showed a series of documentaries covering this event from different perspectives.  1,028 more words

Easter Rising

Sean McBride - Admiration

Sean McBride was a revolutionary, an international jurist, a Government Minister, a founder member of Amnesty International and the European Court of Human Rights. As a UN Commissioner of Namibia, he was a very vocal opponent of apartheid in South Africa. 122 more words


30/4/1916 The last Easter Rising rebels surrender

In Dublin the Easter Rising is over. The outlying rebel garrisons have surrendered after receiving Pearse’s order to lay down their arms; to ensure that fighters from the Irish Citizen Army also surrender, Pearse’s order is counter-signed by James Connolly. 121 more words

First World War

April 30, 1916

Irish rebellion broken and leaders surrendering. British attacked from Messines Ridge; attack smashed by artillery.

European Theatre

Ireland 2016, Easter Rising Centennial

Before arriving in Ireland, I admit I knew very little about the 1916 Easter Rising. While I explored the city, I learned so much and came away with an enriched knowledge of Irish history. 732 more words

European Backpacking Trip 2016