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Easter Rising: Monday

As we discussed in our last post, the very secrecy needed to plan the rebellion nearly destroyed it. Despite Casement’s arrested and MacNeill’s counter-orders, Pearse and his comrades were determined to rebel. 1,192 more words

Easter Rising: Sunday

Easter Rising is one of the most momentous Irish rebellions in its long, tortuous and bloody history. It caught the British by surprise (despite the Castle knowing all there was to know about the planned exertion) and lasted from April 24th to April 29th, before being defeated by the British Army under General Maxwell. 1,054 more words


Pádraig Pearse's letter to his Mother.

Born in Dublin on Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street), he was educated by the Christian Brothers at Westland Row, before taking a scholarship to the Royal University (University College Dublin) to study law. 1,002 more words



For centuries Irish people had drummed into them that their language, culture and history were inferior to that of island next door, later resulting in a ‘British’ identity being foisted on them that most didn’t want.  1,184 more words


A Short Analysis of W. B. Yeats’s ‘Easter 1916’

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) wrote ‘Easter 1916’ in the summer of 1916, shortly after the Easter Rising in Dublin and when the events were still fresh in the memory. 1,140 more words


The 2018 William (Billy) English Memorial Lecture: 'The Rise of de Valera, 1882-1932: the making of the Chief'

Wednesday, 25 April, at 8.30pm in the Wineport Lodge

Talk by David McCullagh

Summary How did Éamon de Valera emerge from obscurity to become the undisputed leader of Irish nationalism during the War of Independence? 145 more words


Recent Reads~Rapid Reviews

Hey guys, I’m back with the second set of reviews for this feature, so here’s the next four books :) The Truth Will Out by Brian Cleary The novel is set in Ireland. 10 more words