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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. It’s important to ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313732

Re: Irish Warrior

Dunleavy is a great source of info Brendan, but you were right about the image you speak being too late, in fact I think its from 1399. There are images that go with Geraldus' work, but McClintock reckons that these were additions made someone who had not been to Ireland, and ...
by Stephen Curtin
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:27 am
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Warrior
Replies: 22
Views: 30490

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... gave it to Eve Morrison. It contained the testimony played at the TCD seminar and it was from Kilmichael veteran Ned Young. That is a very strange fact. In response to a request from John Young, son of Ned Young, for a copy of his father’s tape, Fr Chisholm stated that he didn’t have a tape recording ...
by NiallMeehan
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:56 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313732

Re: 16th Century Shields

... I should point out where my opinions have changed. I no longer believe that a large shield would be better than a targe sized shield for kerns, in fact I now believe the exact opposite. A large shield could slow the kern down, whereas as John Looney pointed out a small sield can be used to parry ...
by Stephen Curtin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 98277

Re: Gaelic Archery

... changing as opposed to the commentaries reinterpreting them. Once again imporant to rebut the immutability of Brehon Law. Another sign of the fact the law wasn't immutable was the improvement of the position of women in marriage law.
by cellachán chaisil
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Gaelic Archery
Replies: 37
Views: 69648

Re: Feudalism in Ireland

It is fascinating alright. AFAIK one of the big factors in the demise of Brehon law was due to inheritance - with women in particular making use of the differential inheritance regimes to their own benefit in the 16th century. The fact that the crown ...
by brendan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Feudalism in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 4120

Re: 16th Century Shields

... the shield and it wouldn't be much of a challenge, a small shield however would have to be manouvered around constantly to avoid getting hit, the fact that you were buried from the waist down of course stopping you dodging, so the javelins would have to be batted away.
by Stephen Curtin
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 98277

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... to be raised over whether Deasy might have had an agenda of his own. But because it's not raised, it's not addressed. There's also the simple fact of Kilmichael veterans continually turning up for the annual commemoration for years and years after Barry's book came out. Now unless they all ...
by DrNightdub
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:38 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313732

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... sovereign state... —one that would be morally and materially superior to the existing one. This sounds glorious—but the awkward unglorious fact is that the vision mentioned, however admirable in the abstract, was utter anathema to most of the Protestants the Republican leadership sought ...
by michaelcarragher
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:11 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313732

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... as by anti-revisionism—for precisely the same reason. Dr Morrison, and Dr Fitzpatrick, if they haven’t endorsed Dr Regan’s claim, must face the fact that the credibility of the Trinity History Workshop has been seriously damaged. They must competently address this latest controversy if that ...
by michaelcarragher
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:25 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 313732
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