We missed this. Anti-war activist Ciaran O’Reilly delivers an old skool slice of oration to people waiting to have a gawk during the Dublin visit of six NATO warships during the 1916 Commemorations. O’Reilly was one of the five people who smashed up some US military hardware down in Shannon in 2006. He talks about how the British and US military maintains its empire with a comparison to the indiscriminate … Read More
Above: Some portraits celebrating the memory of the executed leaders of the 1916 rising at Arbour Hill last week. Check out more shots from Jamie Goldrick here. Last week’s 1916 commemoration was a grandiose spectacle, imbued with a huge amount of national symbolism and with no cost spared. Niall O’Sullivan says it’ll change nothing for the growing thousands of homeless men, women and children in emergency accommodation or those … Read More
We swung by the Lost Leaders 1916 commemoration at Arbour Hill today and grabbed a few pics. Among those present were Sinn Fein, various trade unions, marching bands, rows of people in period dress (no trainers…) and a really impressive International Brigade banner from the Tom Mann Centuria. There was a CONSIDERABLE turnout from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. A rendition of faith of our fathers and a Vatican … Read More
Operation Sorry Ma’am has begun. The return of South Dublin to the United Kingdom has been heralded by the painting red of post boxes across the enclave.
A group of republicans (and some friends) were left unamused by what we at rabble nicknamed “the Mayo tapestry”. So rather than just moan about it on the web, they decided to leave the offie run til later in the day and get up early to do this display underneath the controversial signage. It features 16 leaders who were shot for participating. Not a revision in sight.
Here’s a comedic tribute to the men and women of 1916, one that’ll no doubt rile up some sorts. Ivory Tower tales brought us many the laugh with the Waterford tattoo prank some years ago. Probably one of the best phone call wind ups we’ve come across. Give it a look on Youtube.
Election material, kinda, spotted this morning on Townsend Street around Constance Markiewicz neck.
More 1916 TV goodies for ya. This one from the fertile mind of George Lucas and a TV show that set out to fill in the backstory for Indiana Jones. Behold a young Indy gallivanting around Dublin getting the glad eye from gullible cailíns in the week of the Easter Rising. Predictably along the way he meets a host of Irish ledgebags like a very gruff WB Yeats and a rather … Read More
It’s Sunday night and morbid eyes turn to watching RTE’s Rebellion with rubber necking glee. How bad can it get this week? Thankfully, here’s some alternative viewing. One of our readers sent this on: “With that revisionist nonsense currently doing the rounds on RTE, this brilliant depiction of the Rising and Tan War should be seen more- despite it having been buried over the last decade and a half. … Read More
Pictured: Paul Reynolds took this snap of John Connors with Damien Dempsey at the recent Moore St demonstrations. While inset is a picture of John’s ancestor Patrick Ward. Not all the heroes of 1916 became household names. So, we might run an infrequent series this year to highlight some of those we come across. Actor John Connors shared this story of his ancestor Patrick Ward. It goes like this: … Read More