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The Agonies of Easter 1916

Book Review by Frances Devlin-Glass

Mairéad Ashe Fitzgerald (ed.): A Terrible Beauty. Poetry of 1916. The O’Brien Press, Dublin, 2015

ISBN: 9781847173591

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Dublin: Gateway to Ireland

Dublin. The very name of this city conjures up poets and playwrights, writers and wits. Home at various times to James Joyce, W.B Yeats, Swift, Sheridan, Shaw and Oscar Wilde, Ireland’s literary tradition is appreciated throughout the world. 680 more words


ANU Productions 'Glorious Madness'

After the outrageously successful run of Pals: The Irish at Gallipoli at Collins Barracks, which told the story of a group of Irish friends who signed up to battle in the first world war for the British, ANU Productions are back a new historical piece based on the 1916 Easter Rising… 314 more words


Real Easter Rising

It’s only summer 2015 and every major political party is scurrying to own the Easter Rising commemorations in 2016. As Terence de Vere White, a former literary editor of the Irish Times, once remarked, “Elsewhere Easter is celebrated as the Feast of the Resurrection. 704 more words

Secret police files now public

Secret police reports dating from 1915 to April 29, 1916 – four days before the Easter Rising – including intelligence material and detectives’ reports on the movements of more than 200 pro-independence suspects including key players like… 507 more words


Some little treats about James Connolly

On June 5th, 147 years ago, James Connolly was born. Although he later became an Irish symbol of Republicanism, he was not born in Ireland – and in many ways, he did not fit in the Republican movement. 849 more words


Prayers in the rain, Milltown 1935

In 1935 the Easter Rising commemoration at Milltown cemetery was banned by the northern government as had happened in previous years. Some 200 RUC men were drafted in to seal off the cemetery and prevent any ceremony being held. 1,170 more words