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The Casino, the schoolhouse and the Hanging Judge

As you probably know, this is National Heritage Week in Ireland and (what a week) every national monument in the country is open to the public and free to visit.  671 more words


Easter Rising 1916: Commemorative Coin 1966

I bought this coin for my older son’s 32nd birthday today.

This was the only Ten Shillings coin issued by Ireland. The highest value coin prior to 1966 was the Half Crown (Two Shillings and Sixpence). 67 more words

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Robert Ballagh...Commemorating 1916 Rising

An Féile….the annual West Belfast Festival of Culture, Debate, Concerts etc took place earlier this month. In my role as a “political” blogger, it is one of the highlights of my year. 772 more words


Easter Rising Celebrations Signal an Acceptance of our History

by John O’Hara

Last weekend saw the official launch of the country’s celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising, with the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Fenian leader, Jeremiah O’Donavan  Rossa. 1,986 more words


Tommy McKearney & Ruth Dudley Edwards Debate 1916 Rising

Video of the recent debate between Ruth Dudley Edwards and Tommy McKearney in Dublin. The debate on ‘1916 Rising- A good or bad thing for Ireland? 7 more words


"Celebrating O’Donovan Rossa - A continuum of struggle": Gerry Adams

by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams

In February Sinn Féin launched our national campaign to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. It was and is a first class programme which included a re-enactment of the funeral of veteran Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. 2,059 more words