The Story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse
In 1916, Irish people had come to dread the knock on the door.
The aim of The Children’s Relief Fund was to relieve hardship, assist with building reconstruction, and to support breadwinners in prison.
This remarkable film of St Patrick’s Day 1920 in Melbourne is an impassioned call for Ireland’s independence
Lindie Naughton’s compelling new book sheds fresh light on all facets of Markievicz’s life
A man who strode the world stage as a courageous reforming anti-colonialist.
What is most striking to me about the pre-Rising Irish middle-class is its freewheeling bohemian character: romantic advanced nationalism provided many fora (meetings, dance-floors, remote country language camps, amateur and professional theatrical stages, communist communes) for debating and living secularism, feminism, suffragism, even vegetarianism and lesbianism.
BOOK REVIEW by Brian Gillespie Angus Mitchell (ed.): One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914-1916. Dublin, Merrion Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78537-056-4 (p.b.); 978178537-057-1 (h.b.) RRP: €17.50–€45.00 This book is a terrific insight into Roger Casement’s eighteen month stay in Germany from 1914-16. Taken directly from his diaries and superbly put together by …
Despite having the word ‘rebels’ in the novel’s title, the Gifford sisters’ active engagement in the Rising is downplayed.
Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history.