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Crann Dara - from sapling to mighty oak

What is it about trees? As far back as the Stone Age, trees have been respected and revered. Trees are our guardians. As a single tree provides shade to the traveller, collectively trees protect all life on this planet. 431 more words


Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure by Ruth Dudley Edwards

This is a biography of Pearse from the 1970’s. It covers his life from childhood, schooling at the Christian Brothers on Westland Row where his love for Gaelic Culture began, to his involvement with the Gaelic League and finally to his membership of the IRB and his leadership in the Easter Rising. 196 more words

On This Day – 29 April 1916 – Patrick Pearse agrees to unconditional surrender

With Elizabeth O’Farrell obscured                         Minus Elizabeth O’Farrell entirely

It was never going to be much more than a futile gesture to begin with, but few of those in the know, who gathered in Dublin on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916 for Irish Volunteer manoueuvers, would have expected the rebellion they had planned to last as long as a week. 572 more words

Walking Through History -A perspective on the Rising’s Aftermath and Executions

In the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Rising Brigadier-General W.H.M. Lowe, commander of the British troops in Dublin during the Rising, handed control over to General John Maxwell. 471 more words


Walking Through History - A perspective on the 1916 rising

The 1916 Rising or the Easter Rising was an armed insurrection that took place in Dublin, Galway, Wexford, and Meath but it happened mainly in Dublin. 308 more words