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GALWAY WILL mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Irish revolutionary republican, socialist, trade unionist, and writer James Connolly, with an event in the Galway City Library.
“Socialism will confiscate the property of the capitalist and in return will secure the individual against poverty and oppression; it, in return for so confiscating, will assure to all men and women a free, happy, and unanxious human life. And that is more than capitalism can assure anyone today.”
On May 12 1916, James Connolly, the socialist republican leader of the Easter Rising, was executed in Kilmainham Gaol, and the 102nd anniversary of his death will be marked in Galway.
IRELAND'S GREATEST jazz singer Mary Coughlan, and veteran activist and writer Margaretta D'Arcy, will celebrate the life of Republican socialist, and patriot James Connolly in a major event for Galway Culture Night 2016.
The centenary of James Connolly's execution for his role in the 1916 Rising will be marked in Galway with a public lecture on the history of socialism and republicanism, including Connolly's contribution to both.
JAMES CONNOLLY was executed for his leading role in the 1916 Rising on May 12 1916. On Thursday May 12 his life and ideals will be celebrated at a charity event to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.
Champions Cup rugby was the seasonal goal for Connacht. They can now tick it off. For the first time in the history of the European campaign, Connacht have qualified on their own merit for this elite competition.
‘What the hell is going on?’ appears to be what the British Prime Minister Herbert H Asquith, is thinking as he disembarks at Dun Laoghaire on May 12 1916, almost three weeks after the Easter Rising. Following six days of intensive fighting, Dublin city centre was unrecogniseable. Practically all its main buildings were destroyed either by artillery fire or burnt out. The list of casualities was horrendous. One hundred and sixteen army dead, 368 wounded, and nine missing. Sixteen policemen died, and 29 wounded. And this at a time when Britain was fighting an appalling war in France, which seemed unending, and its mounting causalities were not only threatening his government’s survival, but had filled the British people with dread and alarm.
'We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland,’ so ran the famous declaration of the Irish Citizen Army, formed by James Connolly, James Larkin, and Jack White, and which took part in the revolutionary events of 1913-23.
NEXT WEEK the Town Hall Theatre hosts Seven Lives For Liberty, a theatrical tribute in drama and music to the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation.