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1 July 2015 Edition

Pictures behind the stories

1 July 2015

Conspirators: A Photographic History of Ireland’s Revolutionary Underground. By Dr Shane Kenna. Mercier Press Free article

Our ‘exiled children’ and the Rising

1 July 2015

America and the 1916 Rising. By Dr Ruán O’Donnell. Friends of Sinn Féin Inc Free article

Marking the places in history of Constance Markievicz

1 July 2015

A NEW CAMPAIGN has been launched to commemorate Constance Markievicz as the first woman MP elected to the Westminster Parliament from her prison cell in Holloway and the Dáil’s First Minister for Labour with two international blue plaques in Dublin and London for 2016. Free article

An Phoblacht Magazine

AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:

  • The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
  • It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
  • There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.

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The Rossa funeral – prelude to the Easter Rising

1 July 2015

VETERAN FENIAN Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa died in New York on 29 June 1915. His widow wrote to Tom Clarke of the Irish Republican Brotherhood requesting him to make arrangements for Rossa to be given a public funeral in Ireland. It was to be held under the auspices of the Wolfe Tone Memorial Association which was the public face of the clandestine Irish Republican Brotherhood. Free article

O’Donovan Rossa – Unrepentant Fenian bomber

1 July 2015

IN 1856, O’Donovan Rossa began a revolutionary career that would span over 50 years when he became a founding member of the Phoenix Society in west Cork. Those who had joined the society were frightened by the state of Ireland in the aftermath of the Famine and the disastrous failure of the 1848 rebellion. Free article


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