All Blog Posts Tagged 'Revolution' (9)

Review: 'The Labour Hercules' by Jeffrey Leddin

THE LABOUR HERCULES: The Irish Citizen Army and Irish Republicanism 1913-1923

[Irish Academic Press ISBN: 9781788550741]

Jeffrey Leddin’s latest book charts the rise and activities of Irish Labour’s first urban working-class militia. The Irish…

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Added by DJ Kelly on May 7, 2019 at 3:30am — No Comments

‘Blood Upon The Rose’: Poet's Universal Easter Contemplation

I see his blood upon the rose

And in the stars the glory of his eyes,

His body gleams amid eternal snows,

His tears fall from the skies.…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 20, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 2

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That summer of 1781, a French fleet under the…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Mary Carr only fictional character in "Irish in the American Revolution"

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James Francis Smith

Irish in the American Revolution’s only Fictional Character

I decided to create fictional Mary Carr in order to smoothly include such historical characters as Patrick Carr, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere.

There wasn’t much I knew about Patrick Carr, except he emigrated from Ireland only to be killed in the Boston Massacre. By providing a fictional sister, I described in depth the massacre, had Paul Revere befriend…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 29, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love than that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a church on St Stephen’s Green on April 23, Easter Sunday, 1916, but history…

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Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Filmmaker Loach Again Takes Aim at Ireland's Capitalists

British filmmaker Ken Loach is turning his practiced muse and penetrating focus once again toward Ireland with a new film exploring the disabilities inflicted on Ireland's working classes, this time in the aftermath of Irish independence.

According to a report this week in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Zorro Returns to Wexford This Weekend

William Lamport (Guillén de Lombardo) - "The Irish Zorro", who managed to strangle himself just before he was to be burned at the stake in Mexico City

ZORROFEST spices up Wexford this Bank Holiday Weekend

Wexford will be sizzling hot this May bank holiday weekend as the town gives itself…

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Added by Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin on May 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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