Ernie O’Malley was a renowned figure in Ireland’s fight for independence. Here are his memories of 1916 as compiled by his son Cormac O’Malley. ℘℘℘ Born in 1897 in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ernie O’Malley’s (Malley) family moved to Dublin in 1906 where he went on to study medicine. During the Easter Rising O’Malley came toRead more..
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Known to many for his dance and choreography skills after Riverdance, the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest interval performance, shot him to fame, Michael Flatley has recently released a single commemorating the heroes of the 1916 Rising. This unique and haunting piece was written and composed by Irish songwriter, Brian Flanagan, who has previously worked withRead more..
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, which paved the way for (first) the Irish War for Independence and then the partition of Ireland north and south. Plenty of events are already slated to mark this momentous date – including a much-anticipated movie chronicling all of the events and players.Read more..