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Posted by Irish Veterans on 07 April 2015
[Posted : http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/an-invaluable-outsider-s-account-of-the-easter-rising-from-the-inside-1.2160090 by Frank MacGabhan, 3rd April 2015] Book Title: Inside the GPO 1916: A First-hand Account ISBN-13: 978-1847177186 Author: Joe Good Publisher: O'Brien Press Guideline Price: €11.99 This is the story of Joe Good by Joe Good, a young man of the diaspora who set foot on Irish soil for the first time in February 1916. H ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 23 February 2015
[Pubslished - Ronan McGreevy - http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/green-fields-of-france-written-to-tackle-anti-irish-prejudice-1.2108217 - Wednesday, February 18, 2015] Singer-songwriter Eric Bogle said he wrote The Green Fields of France as a response to the anti-Irish sentiment in Britain during the IRA bombing campaign of the 1970s. Bogle revealed he chose the name “Willie McBride” for the 19-year-old who features in the song because of its “Irish connotati ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 10 January 2015
Here, name by name, parish by parish, province by province, Kevin Myers details Ireland's intimate involvement with one of the greatest conflicts in human history, the First World War of 1914 to 1918, which left no Irish family untouched. With this gathering of his talks, unpublished essays and material distilled from The Irish Times and elsewhere, Myers lays out the grounds of his research and findings in Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster. He revisits the main theatres of war in Europe - ... More

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