Category Archives: Irish Roots

Consul-General Adrian Farrell keynoted recent program

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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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RISING IN GALWAY

A significant number of men in the West were prepared to fight for Irish independence.  Since the early nineteenth century, Galway had a secret society determined to redistribute land from the large landowners to the tenant farmer.  Therefore, it was … Continue reading

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