Every year, on the Sunday closest to her anniversary, I organise a commemoration of Ireland's greatest women - Anne Devlin. I have been dong this for the last nine years now, and each year the format is the same: Midday mass in St. Catherine's Church on Meath Street in Dublin's…Continue
Two Hundred and ten years ago on August 25, 1803, a tragic event befell Irish history. It all began when the United Irishmen, a group of Catholics and Protestants united to work for Ireland's independence, rose for that freedom in 1798. The English put down the rising…Continue
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Irish martyr Robert Emmet, from a miniature by John Comerford.
DEARDAOIN -- On August 25, 1803, the British captured one of the most famous…Continue
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Mary McCracken's ill-fated United Irishman brother, Henry Joy.
MÁIRT -- On July 8,…Continue
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