The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Easter Rising' (10)

Bruton: Commemorations Reveal What We Believe Today

Speech by John Bruton, former Taoiseach, at 11 a.m., Monday 28th March, in Iveagh House, Dublin, as part of RTE's “Reflecting the Rising” series.

President John Kennedy once said that a “nation reveals itself “ by the events and people it chooses to commemorate.

This state is a rule of law based, parliamentary democracy, which has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Transcript: Interactive Discussion on Ireland's Easter Rising

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Some editing has been applied for…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

How to Remember 1916 Without Glorifying Violence?

By John Bruton

The rebellion of Easter Week 1916 was one of the formative events in Irish history.

It led towards the independence we now enjoy, along with the enactment of Home Rule in 1914, the meeting of the First Dail in 1919, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 7, 2015 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 29 - October 5

National Museum of Ireland

Kathleen Clarke

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 29, 1972, Kathleen Clarke, wife…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 15 - September 21

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto. Spoleto was a walled city south of Florence with the fortress of Rocca on the side…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 1 - September 7

Hulton Deutsch

Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 1,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hitting the Road To Trace The Easter Rising

By Robert A. Mosher…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Unspoken Tales of the Women In Ireland's Freedom Struggle

Irish Civil War: The Four Courts burning during the Battle of Dublin.

By Felicity Hayes-McCoy

When I was a child in Dublin in the 1950s and 60s,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

97 Years After The Rising, The Ascent of Irish America

By Gerry Regan / The Wild Geese

Mineola, N.Y. -- Fifty years after JFK’s visit to Ireland and his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

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