Search Results for 'Thomas MacDonagh'

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Respect for giants of the pitch, the screen, and the page

Well! There’s no doubt where I’m going to begin this column this week, and it is about last Sunday in Croke Park. Now I know this column extends to both Roscommon and Mayo so I hope the Mayo readers will excuse me when I go on a little bit about Roscommon.

Under the wild sky

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Week III

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

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Week III

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

Week III

Dying for Home Rule

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Here are two pictures from my father’s head

The woman who threw a hatchet at the prime minister

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There was hardly a marriage of two minds greater than that between Hanna Sheehy and Francis Skeffington, who were married in Dublin in 1903, and who committed their lives to many causes, particularly feminism, pacifism, socialism, and nationalism. Hanna was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, determined to win votes for women. As part of its disobedience campaign, women were urged not to fill in the 1911 Census form correctly. Her husband Francis, totally supportive in all her endeavours, and as head of the household, submitted the following:

Pearse did not want its beauty to be wasted

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Reading Geraldine Plunkett’s description of a holiday she and her sister Fiona, and their brother Jack, enjoyed at Padraig Pearse’s cottage at Ros Muc in the summer of 1915, I get a glimpse of the relaxing life-style that welcomed Pearse there since he first came in 1903. In fact after Pearse wrote his famous oration, which he delivered with power and menace at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral on June 29 1915, events swept him along to such an extent that he was never again able to visit the cottage.

Exhibitions at Custom House Studios

Mayo Arts Collaborative's exhibition, Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside, continues at Custom House Studios every day until Monday, May 2.

‘They all died well, but MacDonagh died like a prince.’

Week VII

‘If we do nothing else we shall rid Ireland of three bad poets’

Week V

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