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In light of the fact that irishlivinghistory.ie is going down. I would like to open an invitation to you all to join us. For those interested in 16th century Ireland Living History, please send me a request to join our American fb ...
by finnobreanan
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:24 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Facebook Site
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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... it in himself” (p. 286). To bring such an attitude to a treaty table betrays frightening political naiveté. With such subordination of cold hard fact to warm self-righteous feeling, is it any wonder he and the rest of the delegation were so comprehensively outwitted? Borrowing from Professor ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:01 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313368

16 Lives: Roger Casement

... Casement’s. We find more such inexactitudes: the “letter of sympathy [the Kaiser sent] to Kruger, which aroused fierce reaction in England” was in fact a telegram of congratulations on the defeat of the Jameson Raid “without appealing to the help of friendly powers”, and the reason it aroused reaction ...
by michaelcarragher
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:17 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: 16 Lives: Roger Casement
Replies: 0
Views: 5202

Re: Early Irish Shields

... re-enactments. I've often heard people who were supposedly portraying Gaels justify their massive shields my citing Viking influence, when, in fact, the influence went the other way. But this is the case with a lot of reenactmentisms associated with that period. Books on Vikings are easier ...
by Billy
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Early Irish Shields
Replies: 8
Views: 20745

Hi From down Under!

... I've been a member of this forum for a while now and although I read the information and discussions posted here fairly regularly I haven't in fact ever posted on here. Keeping in mind that I'm a world away in Australia I tend to use the site just to see what the other half are doing so to ...
by maconmara
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:07 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi From down Under!
Replies: 1
Views: 4398

"Immediate and terrible war"-Would it have been feasible?

... on the night of the 5th December 1921, there would be "immediate and terrible war". Well, I've been doing some thinking and despite the fact the British would have upped their game on the IRA, there would've been international intervention. De Valera travelled to America to garner support ...
by Warfreak4290
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:22 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Immediate and terrible war"-Would it have been feasible?
Replies: 3
Views: 6053

Re: Need some help here

... to me now; Con will be providing the live firearms for the demonstrations, whereas the guns being carried around by off-duty re-enactors are, in fact, deactivated firearms. Now, in a change of mind, I've decided to play the part of an American soldier. I already have a helmet, so what I need ...
by Warfreak4290
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:29 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help here
Replies: 37
Views: 56688

Re: New book on the Rising

... its subjects" - the second Craig-Collins Pact of 1922 was pretty much foisted on them by Lloyd George, who was primarily concerned with the fact that "our Ulster case is not a good one" in the eyes of his domestic public. I suppose to an extent, you could forgive the unionists' ...
by DrNightdub
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:39 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: New book on the Rising
Replies: 5
Views: 11423

Re: New book on the Rising

... Catholics. Divisions that emerged within the IRA before the Treaty were the result of this conundrum. But there were further complicating factors. Catholic RIC feared Loyalist reprisals against their co-religionists, and thoughtful Loyalists feared that such reprisals would ruin their ...
by michaelcarragher
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: New book on the Rising
Replies: 5
Views: 11423

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... in the context of the Great War: the Easter Rising was contingent upon this, and the coarsening and affective-blunting years of violence was a factor in the WoI and Civil War, as was the demobilising of thousands of men with combat experience and no trade but that of war. Yes. Many Irish would ...
by thepremier
Tue May 28, 2013 8:56 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313368
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