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    Irish Diaspora Influence

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    diaspora did a few different things that were absolutely vital to the establishment of peace in Ireland as well as the creation and signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Firstly to start it is important to note how important the US was in the development of peace. The US was not some small influence or bit part, but rather they were the “critical enabler and catalyst” for the peace talks that happened in Ireland (Feargal Cochrane, Bahar Baser and Ashok Swain 2009:685). With that idea in mind, it…

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    Irish Tradition

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    “Up until the 1960s, Ireland was a country where change was rejected in favour [sic] of traditional patterns of life and old allegiances. In the Republic of Ireland in the south, the main political parties had their origins in the civil war between the pro- and anti-treaty factions” (Harris 150). Ireland is a land rich with history and culture, the customs that are still in practice date as far back as most can remember. Several customs have moved from country to country as the Irish move from…

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    “The Ireland which we have dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as the basis of a right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit” one author said (Hennessy). This couldn’t be more evident than through the life of Eamon de Valera, the most important person in Ireland history. Ironically, Ireland wasn’t his birthplace, as you would assume; instead, de Valera was born and raised in The…

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    Frances Gu 09.05.14 Stylistic uses of structure and language in “Act of Union” by Seamus Heaney to enhance a metaphorical relationship between Ireland and England A highly stylized element of Seamus Heaney’s poems is to never explicitly discuss political issues, but rather to allude to the past to understand the present. As a native from Northern Ireland, politics did, however, affect Heaney’s life inexorably as it did with many in the political and sectarian strife between Irish nationalists…

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    The key indicators of this revolution was the growth of army size, development of disciplined firepower-centric infantry, construction of trace itallienne fortifications and ocean-going broadside sailing ships. Though Ireland was geographically on the periphery of Europe, Ireland and the course of the Nine Years War was profoundly influenced by the transformations taking place in continental Europe. The stereotypical native hosts of armoured gallowglass, kern and Scottish mercenary redshanks…

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    The terrorism that occurred in Ireland is an example of Nationalist Separatism. Irish Nationalists were rebelling against the British, since they had control over the land. The Irish Nationalists (resorted to terrorist tactics when acting out against the British and Protestants (White 126). Not only did the British rule Northern Ireland, but Protestants were the majority of the population in the north. The Protestants favored staying under British rule. The Catholics did not agree with this, but…

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    The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, and lasted for six days. The Easter Rising was an insurrection against British rule in Ireland and took place in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. The Easter Rising of 1916 is believed to be the most compelling single event in modern Irish history. The number of plays, novels and poems centred around the Easter Rising are endless. For the purpose of this essay I will discuss how the Easter Rising is represented in both Sean O' Casey's…

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    The 1798 Rebellion

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    The political context within Ireland itself remains an important element in the origins of the 1798 rebellion. An address from the United Irishmen to the English society, in 1792, describes the state with regard to the Catholics, declaring three million ‘are taxed without being represented, and bound by laws to which they have not given consent’. Political power in the hands of the Anglican landowners and aristocrats, excluded the majority of the population. The population of Ulster consisted…

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    children, a song that called for peace, titled “Zombie”, was written. It was written and released by The Cranberries, an Irish punk rock band, in 1993—shortly after the Northern Irish militant group bombed a mall in Warrington. With moving lyrics and a unique style of singing, the song was a worldwide hit, bringing attention to the Ireland-England conflict. Its impact may have possibly aided in the peace that they sought. On March 20th, 1993, a militant group called the Provisional Irish…

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    Ireland has been a land that has been long forgotten or at least hardly ever touched upon. Most folks forget the countless things that Ireland has given the world such as new forms of technology, science, and transportation. Majority of the people only recognize them as the immigrants that had the potato famine and those who celebrate St. Patricks day. The book In Search of Ancient Ireland by Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton is based on the history of the ancient times in Ireland and how some…

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