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The executions begin

On this day, 99 years ago, the fateful decision to execute the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland came to fruition. The men were taken from their cells and killed for their role in the uprising during Easter week. 127 more words

Irish History

What the Arch Could Tell... by Michael McKenna

Coincidentally, earlier today I read a great article on the ‘Controversial’ Fusiliers Arch which is the first thing you see as you look out the windows of the Food Village ( 259 more words

Fusilier's Arch

The Cost of the Rising

As my commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising closes out for the year, I feel that it is important to acknowledge that this conflict, like any other, had a downside. 608 more words

Irish History

An Appeal to "Our Exiled Children" A Message from Sinn Féin to Irish America

Watch and share this short video appealing to ‘our exiled children’ in North America to join in marking the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Rising next year. 20 more words


Apr-24: A Day of Tragic Failures and Terrible Beauty

Apr-24:  A Day of Tragic Failures and Terrible Beauty

Aside from the Armenian Genocide which also began on this day (see related Huffington Post column… 824 more words


GALLIPOLI (The Great War)

A Poem by Michael J Whelan


(After a visit to the battlefields -2011)

Today I stood above the Aegean Sea
listening for echoes I could not hear.

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99 Years On: Ireland and the Easter Rising

Today, the 99th anniversary of the start of the Irish Easter Rising, sees the launch of a new project for the Library. ‘Changed Utterly- Ireland and the Easter Rising’ 169 more words