25 February 2010 Edition

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New republican historical society visits Dublin sites

The Phoenix Historical Society was recently formed in Cork to encourage more republicans to get involved in the restoration of local plots and graves, but also to offer a chance to learn more about the history, locally and beyond, of the struggle for Irish freedom. To that end the new group organised a trip to Dublin last weekend, where they visited Kilmainham Gaol (pictured), Arbour Hill, and Glasnevin cemetery. Seventeen people of all ages, including two Cork City Sinn Féin councillors, attended on the day, and all found the experience inspiring. The organisers hope to grow the newly formed society. If anyone would like to join, they can contact either Mick Nugent 0876755793 or Colum Radford 0872111508.

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