Monthly Archives: February 2016

1916 – James Connolly

James Connolly, born in Scotland of Irish parents, joined the British Army at the age of 14.  Serving for 7 years in Ireland, he developed a hatred of the British Army and deserted when his regiment was sent to India.  … Continue reading

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1916 – Padraig Pearse

Padraig Pearse, an idealistic school teacher, and barrister, a member of the Gaelic League and editor of their newspaper An Claidheamh Solais (‘The Sword of Light’), became in many ways the public face of the Rising. Pearse established a bilingual … Continue reading

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1916 – Clarke; MacDiarmada

Several years before 1916, the secret oath-bound society, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, re-emerged with leaders such as Sean MacDiarmada and Bulmer Hobson.  In May 1915, the IRB formed a Military Council to plan and carry out the Rising.  Of the … Continue reading

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Can’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day?   Here are a few suggestions for Irish entertainment. DEREK WARFIELD & THE YOUNG WOLFETONES Friday, February 19, 2016 at Trinity Hall pub, 8:30 PM. No cover charge RIVERDANCE The 20th Anniversary World Tour, … Continue reading

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