Monthly Archives: September 2016

RISING — Thomas Ashe

Thomas Ashe was mentioned in an article a few weeks ago, which was about the battle at Ashborne.  After this battle, he was arrested and sent to prison.  Subsequently released, but quickly arrested again, Ashe went on a hunger strike, where … Continue reading

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RISING – Countess Markievicz

Countess Constance Markievicz became actively involved in Ireland’s nationalist politics in 1908. She joined the Daughters of Ireland, a revolutionary women’s movement.  She came directly to her first meeting from a function at Dublin Castle, wearing a satin ball-gown and … Continue reading

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RISING – Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Francis Sheehy-Skeffington was a journalist, and pacifist from County Cavan.  He became a founding member of the Irish Socialist Party. With expectations of a defensive role in the Irish Citizen Army, he agreed to become Vice-Chairman, but resigned when it … Continue reading

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September book club

An interesting story of “Finding Fraser” was presented by Sandi Hebley.  But, to the woe of some who did not read the book, she wouldn’t tell the ending of the story.  Sandi just gave a flippant remark saying, “I won’t … Continue reading

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