Women of the Rising, coming to a town near you

  So far, most of the 1916 commemoration stuff has left me cold. I attended a very interesting lecture on the Proclamation of Independence in UCC, by the venerable Professor John A. Murphy, with contributions from Diarmuid Ferriter and John Borgonovo, but the national fandango about it really doesn't appeal much. Perhaps I'm just wary of [...]

1916 heats up in Cork

The 1916 preparations are heating up in Cork... a Sinn Féin Lord Mayor (currently on a twinning visit to San Francisco), and now the skull of Thomas Kent (subject to DNA testing) found at Cork Prison. It'll be interesting to see how the family and official Ireland come to some arrangement as it's widely believed the [...]

2018-12-01T09:56:08+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |