Patrick Pearse

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An Piarsach, a Phaimfléid agus Aithreacha an Náisiúin

Ar lá Nollaig 1915 i Scoil Éanna, Rath Fearnáin, chuir Pádraig Mac Piarais críoch lena chéad phaimfléad– Ghosts. Ar lá breithe Íosa féin, leag sé amach stair thuiscint na saoirse mar a tháinig sé ó na glúine a d’imigh roimhe- aithreacha an náisiúin- Tone, Emmet, Davis, Lalor, Mitchel agus Parnell […]

Among the Nations: Poblacht na hÉireann

Probably the most iconic example of Irish printing, ‘The provisional government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland’ was read aloud by Patrick Pearse outside Dublin’s General Post Office (GPO) at the beginning of the 1916 Easter Rising. The history of the Proclamation is well documented. Drafted by […]

The Capuchin Annual and 1916

The twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth anniversaries of the Easter Rising, 1916 were commemorated by The Capuchin Annual in volumes 1936, 1942 and 1966. The Capuchin Annual espoused a very strong Irish nationalist and Catholic identity and its interpretation of the Rising was framed within this context. It also served to […]

Coming into his force

The impact of conflict on families features as a theme regularly on Changed Utterly. We have learned of the occupation of Denis Johnston’s house in Ballsbridge and the tragic accounts of the Boyle and Kidd families. This week, the trend continues as we look at the Gifford family and in […]