In Nora Connolly’s 1935 memoir of her father, James Connolly, she mentions a play of his entitled The Agitator’s Wife, which scholars have never been able to find. A short story of the same name was recently discovered in an obscure journal in Warwick University’s library, leading University of Glasgow academics to believe it couldRead more..
Posts Tagged ‘Easter Rising’
Irish activist re-creating grandmother’s 1917 tour of United States in documentary film, Hanna and Me. ℘℘℘ During Easter Week 1916, Irish pacifist Francis Sheehy Skeffington was shot without trial by British firing squad. A year later, his widow, Hanna, escaped to the United States under a false passport, giving speeches across the country exposing theRead more..
How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the U.S. ℘℘℘ NEW YORK CITY Of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, five traveled to New York to seek assistance from the long-established republican Irish American community there, including Tom Clarke, who became an American citizen in Brooklyn in 1883, and JohnRead more..
How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the world. ℘℘℘ CANADA What Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett had in mind when he outlined 1916 Easter Rising commemorations in 2016 was sea-to-sea participation. And that’s what unfolded, scores of examples playing out from Halifax to Vancouver. He said, “the commemoration of 1916Read more..
“Let us revive the best of the promise of 1916, so that those coming generations might experience freedom in the full sense of the term – freedom from poverty, freedom from violence and insecurity, and freedom from fear.” – President Michael D. Higgins On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, nearly 4,000 members of the IrishRead more..
The main Easter commemorations were in Dublin where most of the action happened on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, but the Rising left deep scars on those beyond the Pale of Dublin. There were hundreds of commemorations in small towns, and villages, across Ireland, in Donegal, Longford, and Tipperary, and cities such as Cork andRead more..
“At a time of immense challenge in Ireland, in Europe, and in the United States, it is important that we draw on the perspective of memory, steady ourselves with reflection, and think boldly about the future.” – Ambassador Anne Anderson ℘℘℘ At home and abroad, the 1916 commemorations resonated beyond our greatest expectations, with moreRead more..
A look at the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations in Dublin through the lens of Cliff Carlson. ℘℘℘ I’m glad I did it. I’m half Swedish, I have no connection with the Easter Rising that I know of, and don’t know how much Irish I have in me. But whatever the amount, my blood ran aRead more..
Last year, Captain Peter Kelleher read the Proclamation in front of Dublin’s General Post Office, just as Pádraig Pearse had done April 24, 1916, and the ensuing photographs became the face of Ireland’s commemorations around the world. ℘℘℘ On the morning of March 27th, 2016, Captain Peter Kelleher, of the 27th Infantry Battalion of theRead more..
The soaring oratory of the Easter Rising Proclamation – “In this supreme hour the Irish nation must . . . prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called” – was followed by seven long years of desperate deal-making, retribution and bloodshed. Only then did the Irish find themselves on the pathRead more..