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When the Mayo oligarchy ruled all

During the Georgian era, powerful Protestant families owned large tracts of land throughout County Mayo and the province of Connacht. The Castlebar based Bingham family, together with the descendants of Sir Arthur Gore (1685-1742), formed a family compact or oligarchy through marriage and blood whereby political appointments and other influential positions would be secured among themselves. In an era when marriage was determined by the spirit of collateral calculation, the children of Sir Arthur Gore and Elizabeth Annesley would cement the oligarchy.

Public meeting on anarchism and Marxism

Anarchism and Marxism are both strong Left wing approaches to society and politics but the ideologies have never been happy bedfellows.

One Croatian woman’s humorous perspective on life under Communism

“COMMUNISM IS the death of the soul. It is the organisation of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.” So said American politician Adlai E Stevenson. It is the Western view of Communism, but not necessarily the view of everyone who experienced life in a Communist country.

Dean Crowe presents I Miss Communism

The “one performer show with the stamina of a full cast" comes to Dean Crowe Theatre on Wednesday May 20.

 

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