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So how go the 1916 commemorations for you? March 27, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

I’m curious as to what people think of the events of the week and the weekend in particular. Of those attended how do people think they are being handled – particularly at state level? And what of the others which aren’t state organised?

I know quite a few people in Dublin – to be parochial – who would have a real interest (and in some instances a family connection) to the events of 1916 who are out of the city. I wonder are we reaching peak 1916 for some?


1. EWI - March 27, 2016

Very well, actually (I managed not to prod anyone with a bayonet). But the real stars of the parade today were the people of Dublin, who turned out in such numbers and sang ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’.

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2. irishelectionliterature - March 27, 2016

Was in at the parade this morning and really enjoyed it. A lovely atmosphere and the Armed forces looking well.
Went to the National Museum at Collins Barracks yesterday, it was jammers , the 1916 exhibition was so packed we didn’t bother queueing for it. Also saw the pipe band parade which was spoilt by the AOH band with their Vatican flags.


3. roddy - March 27, 2016

Went to the South Derry parade today.The band that led it turned out in old style flat caps and waistcoats followed by several dozen volunteers,ICA,Cumann na Ban and Fianna in 1916 uniforms.Then a vintage car driven by “ORahilly” and then the local SF banners followed by their supporters.At the march end a number of “volunteers” stood against a backdrop of a burning “GPO” brandishing replica rifles.The foggy dew and James Connolly were sung by two excellent singers accompanied on guitar and the proclamation was followed by speeches. A brilliant turnout amid the showers which failed to dampen peoples spirits.


4. WorldbyStorm - March 27, 2016

Some of RTÉ’s coverage wasn’t bad. Mary Daly and Catriona Crow I thought were particularly good.


Sloe_Jim - March 28, 2016

I though PMuldoon’s LOTR-y contribution was a bit cringe-worthy.


Michael Carley - March 28, 2016

It was interesting to have an *archivist* commenting.


WorldbyStorm - March 28, 2016

I missed that bit SJ. LOTR-y in what way?


Michael Carley - March 28, 2016

Some samples here:

the boreen runs from rath to rath
the boreen often is a path
from which it never veers
some march back down a cobbled street
yet never would beat a retreat
flute bands and bandoliers
the slogan heard above the slew
bloody assassinations
the red hand’s lámh dearg abu
the bomb’s abominations
some didn’t live to see it through
one hundred years a nation



EWI - March 28, 2016

She’s always good. I heard her speak at last year’s Road to the Rising, as well.

Incidentally the unionist/revisionist contingent is manning the barricades in Iveagh House and (of course) Trinity College today.


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