Tagged with James Connolly

Reflections on Poems of the Rising

The feelings expressed by the poets of the time brought home the anguish that drove these young men. All were at a pivotal point in their lives when they refused to ‘bow’ to a future under exploitative foreign domination Continue reading

A Socialist Insurgent

A Socialist Insurgent

This is a thoughtful, well-balanced, sensibly structured and extremely well-written book. Supported by a ‘Timeline’ of Connolly’s life and times, a useful and clear map of central Dublin in 1916, a selection of interesting photographs (some of which were new to me) an extensive bibliography and a couple of short appendices containing some of Connolly’s writings (including a number of his ballads and poems) the author presents a really clear and concise introduction to Connolly. Continue reading