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Travel/Photography: Kilmainham Gaol

Taken at the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. The place has a notorious history as many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed here.


Terminology: 'Tan War' or 'War of Independence'?

So is the ‘Tan War’ or ‘War of Independence’ the preferred term to describe the period from 1919 to the truce in 1921? Next year will be the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916, which was known at the time as the ‘Sinn Féin Rebellion’ and other variants of ‘Rebellion’ (‘Easter’ or ‘Irish’ or just ‘1916’). 629 more words

Celtic Club Activities for November

Nature of event: 1916 Commemoration Melbourne

Where: The Celtic Club
316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000 www.celticclub.com.au 
or phone: 03 96706472

We have received some very kind donations from people around Australia with memorabilia linked to the 1916 Rising. 289 more words


'Battlefield 1916 - The Laneways of History'

Nature of event:  ‘Battlefield 1916 – The Laneways of History’. Film Premiere.

Where: Wynn’s Hotel, 39 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland

When: Tuesday 17th November @ 7pm. 148 more words


Day 63: Going Irish

Zoe and I flew into Dublin at night, zooming over the webs of light woven by human activity. Fireworks Night had technically already past, but fireworks still sprouted up and bloomed below. 995 more words


WINDHARP. Poems of Ireland since 1916

A book review by Frank O’Shea

WINDHARP. Poems of Ireland since 1916. Edited by Niall MacMonagle. Penguin Ireland. RRP: €29.50

Niall MacMonagle was the man behind the wonderful Lifelines series 1985-1997, in which prominent people selected their favourite poem. 480 more words


Commemorating Easter 1916

When I fiirst signed into Slugger O’Toole, just about the first threads I read were about the so-called Decade of Centenaries, the series of events including Easter 1916 and the Somme 1916….rwo events that are divisive in Norn Iron and yet too iconic for Nationalists and Unionists to be ignored. 593 more words