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How a 22-Year-Old Firebrand Became 'Meagher of the Sword'

The very subtlest eloquence

That injured men can show,


Is the pathos of a pike-head,

And the logic of a blow.

Hopes built upon fine talking

Are like castles built on sand

But the pleading of cold iron

Not a tyrant can withstand.

In antebellum America, many former Irish…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 12, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer

Ernie O' Malley was born in Castlebar on the 28th of May 1897. His family moved to Dublin in 1906. He was educated at O'Connell's Schools and attended UCD, where he studied medicine.

He was a member of The Irish Volunteers and he joined the rebels on the Thursday of the Easter Rising in 1916 and was interned…

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Added by Brían Hoban on December 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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