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Roger Casement - Sicko Or Hero?

The following video gives a brief and incomplete introduction into the life of Roger Casement, the Irishman who was a humanitarian and ultimately a martyr for Irish freedom. 169 more words


EAST WALL, DUBLIN 1913 & 1920

This is an extra post for background. The following was taken from a Facebook post by Joe Mooney, December 5th, 2017.

Lockout evictions – December 1913…

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South Russia

To Ireland at an hour's notice

The continuing unrest in Ireland affected some of the Vansittart Neales’ friends.

17 November 1917

Fred turned up for weekend. Fear of Ireland stopped his former leave. 21 more words

Life On The Home Front

Learn all he can and put his training to the best advantage: Irish republicans in the British Army

It is probably not coincidental that the passing of the very last of the generation who fought in the first world war has coincided with a rise in overt nationalism centred around displays of the poppy as a symbol of British military commemoration. 1,206 more words

A Fictional History: Ireland’s Past in 5 Great Novels

A Fictional History: Ireland’s Past in 5 Great Novels

By Gillian O’Brien

As a historian I’m interested in facts. What really happened? But that’s impossible to know. 907 more words


Unfinished Business

The “Unfinished revolution – unfinished business” board at the top of Westland Street (featured in a 2016 post) has been updated in various ways: the year has been changed to “2017” and “Join the IRA” added in stencil. 31 more words


Au Revoir, Paree, it was great! But, Eire calls.

It was mixed emotions on my part to actually leave Paris.  But we had a week to spend in Ireland and looked forward to some new adventures there.  1,186 more words