The strange phenomenon that was Joseph Mary Plunkett – invalid, bohemian, fey man of letters, theatrical spy, bookish military strategist, unrequited lover, very public lover, and ultimately executed revolutionary.
Irish History Circle – The Secret History of Dublin’s Streets and Cathal Brugha
This delightfully eclectic book brings together in one fascinating volume bits of knowledge, history, insights and colour from a huge – and wide variety of original sources
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.