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March 26, 2016

Arthur Griffith, Sinn Féin & 1916 – Irish Independent

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Arthur Griffith, Sinn Féin & 1916, Irish Independent (online edition), published 9th March 2016.   The Easter Rising was popularly termed the ‘Sinn Féin Rebellion’ but what was the real role of the party and its leader Arthur Griffith? The party, in fact, would have gradually faded away had the…

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March 10, 2016

Talk: I Longed for Vengeance: Arthur Griffith, Sinn Féin and the 1916 Rising

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A talk I gave in 2016, jointly hosted by Trinity College Dublin Student Union 1916 Centenary Initiative and Trinity Politics Society, at Arts Block, Trinity College, on 10 March 2016.   All Welcome to a talk by Gerard Shannon (contributor to The Irish Story, coordinator of Skerries Remembers 1916 and…

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October 26, 2015

Travelling the Same Road? Arthur Griffith & The IRB, pre-1916

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Travelling the Same Road? Arthur Griffith & The IRB, pre-1916, The Irish Story, published 11th October 2015.   Gerard Shannon on Arthur Griffith’s long and often tortuous relationship with the Irish Republican Brotherhood up to 1916. By 1905, the journalist and radical Irish separatist Arthur Griffith was keen to use…

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October 26, 2015

Talk: Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising, for Old Drogheda Society/ Museum

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A talk I gave in October 2015 titled  Arthur Griffith and the Easter Rising, for Old Drogheda Society/ Drogheda Museum Millmount’s Annual John Boyle O’ Reilly Autumn School ‘1916 – Myth and Reality’, at Drogheda Museum. A day of the latest cutting-edge historical research, with a scope both local and…

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April 26, 2015

The Sinn Féin Rebellion? Arthur Griffith’s Easter Week 1916

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The Sinn Féin Rebellion? Arthur Griffith’s Easter Week 1916, The Irish Story, published 5th April 2015. ‘The Sinn Féin Rebellion’ became a popular, though paradoxical, term given to the 1916 Easter Rising during its aftermath. A commemorative photographic album published by the Irish Times after the insurrection is one such…

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