Monthly Archives: July 2008

THE IRA / RESISTANCE ON ALL FRONTS/ SHEDDING DREAMS.

THE IRA : the new IRA is younger , more radical and has seen little of life other than violence……. By Ed Moloney. From ‘Magill’ magazine, September 1980. Another principal , if rarely admitted reason for switching to a long … Continue reading

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BROLLY’S “BUNTING…”

Francie Brolly’s ‘bunting…’ Kevin Lynch, an INLA Volunteer , died at 1.00 a.m. on Saturday August 1st 1981 in the hospital of Long Kesh after seventy-one days on hunger strike. He was the seventh hunger-striker to die that year . … Continue reading

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THE IRA / ARMAGH JAIL / SHEDDING DREAMS.

THE IRA : the new IRA is younger , more radical and has seen little of life other than violence……. By Ed Moloney. From ‘Magill’ magazine, September 1980. Although the re-organisation of the IRA has undoubtedly revitalised the Provos the … Continue reading

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” WHEN I FOLLOWED HENRY JOY…”

Henry Joy McCracken 1767-1798. This month 210 years ago , a 31-years-young Irish Rebel was put to death in Belfast by the British : the injustice which he fought against had blighted Irish democracy for 629 years at the time … Continue reading

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“WHAT IS THERE LEFT TO SAY….”

CROMWELL,WEXFORD – 2nd OCTOBER 1649 : ‘Cromwell arrived at Wexford on the 2nd of October 1649 with about 6000 men, 8 heavy siege guns and 2 mortars. On the 6th of October, Cromwell concentrated his force on the heights overlooking … Continue reading

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THE IRA / ARMAGH JAIL / SHEDDING DREAMS.

THE IRA : the new IRA is younger , more radical and has seen little of life other than violence……. By Ed Moloney. From ‘Magill’ magazine, September 1980. The ‘other’ IRA , the ‘open’ IRA , was to fight the … Continue reading

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“Keep them in nakedness and beggary…”

THE DESTRUCTION OF IRISH TRADE The early Irish were famous for their excellence in arts and crafts, especially for their wonderful work in metals, bronze, silver and gold. By the beginning of the 14th century trading ships were constantly sailing … Continue reading

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