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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


Historical heroines: Constance Markievicz (1868-1927)

Countess Constance Markievicz was an Irish Revolutionary, outspoken feminist, and the first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons in 1918, although she refused her seat in protest of the situation in Ireland. 236 more words

Historical Heroines

UCD Archives Document of the Month: October 2017

This month UCD Archives highlights the death of Thomas Ashe, Irish nationalist, commander of the Fingal Volunteers during the Easter 1916 Rising and member of the Gaelic League. 25 more words

UCD Library

Join Us And Have A Voice

This is a 32 County Sovereignty Movement (32CSM) poster from west Belfast, asking people to “Dismantle partition – reject British rule”. The organisation describes itself as “a republican pressure group”. 38 more words


Book Review: Monteith: The Making of a Rebel, by Catherine C. Smyth (2017)

Roger Casement was a sick man. Amidst all the uncertainties facing the tiny band of Irish revolutionaries on board the cramped German U-boat, that much was all too clear. 1,317 more words

Irish Revolutionaries

James Connolly: Irish Republican Leader and International Socialist by Patrick L. Quinlan

Quinlan’s appreciation of Connolly was first published in the Buffalo New York Socialist Party-supporting newspaper The New Age on 26 January 1922. 

In this brief sketch of James Connolly, I avoided the present-day developments in Ireland. 2,048 more words

A Game Of Political Statues

The recent controversy over statues in the United States of America has opened up a discussion in Northern Ireland about our own memory landscape.

The content of such discussion has served as further proof (if any more was needed) that memory and commemoration in the form of statues is more about the politics of the here and now rather than an attempt to accurately reflect on our history. 908 more words