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1916 - The Long Revolution

1916 - The Long Revolution
Gabriel Doherty & Dermot Keogh, Eds.
Cork, Ireland : Mercier Press, 2007
DA962 .A17 2007

"...their deaths rise far above the clamour - their voices, insistent still."

The closing statement of President Mary McAleese's speech during the 1916 commemorative conference in UCC in 2006 acknowledges that the legacy of the Easter Rising is still being played out in the first years of the twenty-first century.

1916 - The Long Revolution seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a "long revolution" in Irish history. Among the topics discussed are the European and American contexts for the Rising, the role of the IRB in its planning, the reaction of the Catholic Church to the event, the debate surrounding the morality of the Rising, and the commemoration of the event in both 1966 and 2006. Contributors include the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman, Judge of the Supreme Court, Professor Kieth Jeffery and Professor D.G. Boyce.

Quoted from back cover.