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  • The Easter Rising In Ireland

    beginning centuries in which the whole of Ireland was owned and governed by Britain, political issues were raised from the way in which Britain treated the people of Ireland and furthermore used them only to profit for the motherland of England. The British government boldly put forward governed acts against the Irish working people; these acts were established throughout the 17th century. The way in which the British government drove their proposed acts on Ireland made it harsher for the Irish…

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  • The Fighting Ireland Research Paper

    Ireland is a country built on war. Throughout its history, it has been conquered, divided, won and lost wars. Even today, the island remains separated into two parts, one belonging to the Republic of Ireland and the other a member of the United Kingdom. The most substantial factor early on was the religion and today the clash between the north and the south is on economic issues. The north, which is part of UK, fairs better economically than the south, which is the Republic of Ireland.…

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  • The Plough And The Stars And A Star Called Henry

    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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  • Personal Loss In Seamus Heaney's Dubliners

    seas of the world tumbled about her heart’. Thus, while Heaney offers a more postmodern investigation of identity as an external construct that allows him to resolve his sense of personal loss of heritage, Joyce focuses on the ‘moral history’ of Ireland struggling to assert itself in a pre-WWI zeitgeist and thus his treatment of Eveline’s inability to reconcile the loss of tradition is exemplary of Dublin’s paralysis in the early twentieth century. Thus, Joyce and Heaney’s treatment of personal…

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  • Irish Catholic Immigrants In America

    "Every ethnic minority, in seeking its own freedom, helped strengthen the fabric of liberty in American life” -John F. Kennedy. The Irish immigrants did exactly so when they faced the obstacle of having to come to the United States. In 1740, the Irish faced famine and persecution, forcing them to immigrate to the United States in hope of better opportunities, but instead were discriminated against their Catholic practices. The Protestant Reformation was a conflict for the Irish Catholics but led…

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  • Easter Rising Research Paper

    Association did support the insurrection or not, despite the GAA having a non-party political stance for nearly a decade and a half previous. On Tuesday of Easter week 1916, the day after the insurrection had begun, Martial Law was proclaimed across Ireland, from which the holding of matches and sporting events was strictly prohibited. This lead to the activities of the GAA being suspended. Due to their roles in the insurrection approximately 3500 rebel were arrested and deported in the month…

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  • Analysis Of To The Rose Upon The Rood Of Time

    dispassion for contemporary life, resulting in his nostalgic longing for the past and to be part of the Irish ancient legends – to transcend the life of the ordinary man. The red rose is used by Yeats as a nationalist symbol to represent a mythological Ireland, which shows Yeats’ sense of nationalism that only grew over the years. The poem starts with: “Red rose, proud rose, sad Rose of all my days!”. Here “all my days” gives the impression that the…

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  • 1932 Eucharistic Congress Analysis

    Congress The 31st International Eucharistic Congress was held in Dublin from June 22nd to the 26th. It became one of the largest Eucharistic conferences of the 20th century. At the time Ireland was home to over three million Catholics and the congress commemorated the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The chosen theme was "The Propagation of the Sainted Eucharist by Irish Missionaries”. The congress offered the Free State a chance to show case itself on an international stage…

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  • Suffering Under Colonialism In Eveline By James Joyce

    Joyce's short story "Eveline" is set in Dublin during the turn of 20th century. Ireland in the early 1900's was suffering greatly because of the ongoing struggle against English occupation. An observation made about Dublin during this time frame is that “the Irish capital is paralysed by Catholicism, by the English imperialism, by grave poverty and social injustice” (Boyson). Ireland still had not yet recovered from the famine from fifty years earlier that had led to mass migration, starvation,…

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  • Nine Years War: A Turning Point In Irish History

    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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