Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter and 97 years ago.....The Easter Rising 1916.

"The passage of the National Service Act in January 1916 which threatened conscription in Ireland was one of the causes of The Easter Rising. The 1916 Rising represented the first major demonstration of force since the United Irishman rising of 1798. The insurrections of  1803, 1848 and 1867 had been small in comparison. (The Cambridge History of the British Empire 1959)

"Ireland  is too great to be unconnected to us, and too near to us to be dependant on a foreign state, and too little to be independent" (C.T. Grenville to the Duke of Rutland, December 3, 1784)

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Feeling a little Irish today, it's a common complaint of the Irish!!



65 comments:

  1. Makes me feel more British :-)

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  2. My friend if you havent yet you need to read "The Rising" by Desmond Ryan and the writer fought in the General Post Office. Good read too. Have a great day

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    1. Thanks my friend, I'll look it up.

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  3. Happy Easter and have a good day.

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  4. Happy Easter Fran! :)

    I do hope that the little Irish you're feeling doesn't mind being felt though.... ;)

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    1. It's not that little, Happy Easter Tamsin.

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  5. Happy Easter Fran!

    Regards
    Bruno

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    1. Thanks Michael and for the competition, Happy Easter.

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  7. I think of men who fought in glens
    With rifles and grenade
    May Heaven keep the men who sleep
    From the ranks of the old brigade

    Where all the wars are happy and all our songs were sad.

    Happy Easter.

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    1. ...and to you Rodger, Happy Easter.

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  9. Remarkable days for a remarkable people! Very, very best wishes for a great Easter to you Fran!

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  10. Be fascinating to bring them forward to the 21st century to see how it all panned out and whether it met their expectations.

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    1. It would be but I think they would be disappointed.

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  11. Interesting read and Happy Easter mate!

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  12. An interesting and painful period in Anglo-Irish history.. just made me think of the sadness I felt when standing in Kilmainham Gaol a few year back. Thanks Fran

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  13. Just read about this at Anne's - a pivotal moment in history.
    Happy Easter, Fran!

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  14. Well done you Irish for not taking it.

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  15. Happy Easter mate. Make the best of it, it'll soon be over!

    ;O)

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  16. Painful it is. Just read the guarantees and wonder when they'll be held to anywhere. We make it better by remembering I think, and going forward. Here's to Easters ever happier.

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  17. You and anne are in sync today, happy easter.

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  18. I'm glad you did this big fella. Now I'm off to put on my makeup an go visit The Hubby's family. Happy Easter.

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  19. A moment where everything changed indeed.

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  20. Happy Easter, Fran. I'm hearing The Pogues
    "the recruiting sergeant" in my head after reading this. I need to cue it up and play it loud.

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  21. Happy Easter, Fran. Best to you and yours. Dean

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  22. Happy Easter Fran, i hope you will be comeing over to see us in 2016

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    1. im hopeing the defense force does a reconstruction on O Connell street

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  23. Thanks for the reminder, Fran. It's so strange to stop and realize that something that happened 40 years before I was born is now almost 100 years past. My ancestry is Welsh; today I am in solidarity with my Irish brothers and sisters.
    Happy Easter to all.

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  24. Happy Easter, Lurk, to you and all the proud Irish brothers and sisters! Irish history and nation is so very similar to Serbian with all the brave uprisings, sufferings, injustice and foreign oppression and invasion :( Not to mention that the music, food and national spirit are almost identical :)

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    1. Similar to us Greeks as well - and found all around the world!

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  25. Happy Unorthodox Easter to you Fran - we don't celebrate our until early May.

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  26. Have a egg on me Fran, and a few buns as well. Happy Easter.

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  27. Enjoy your patriotism! Makes me happy

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  28. How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?

    None.

    (I'll show myself out).

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    1. This would be me holding my temper.....

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  29. I knew very little about this, but forgive me! I'm just an American who's a victim of our public schooling system! I barely know about MY history!

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  30. Hope you had a good Easter, Fran.

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  31. the world is proud of brave Irish people!

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  32. How come you don't have any falling bunnies or peeps on this page?

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