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    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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    The ‘800 years’ of English rule began when a group of British soldiers invaded Ireland in 1169. Ever since then, the Irish have been fighting for their independence, finally gaining it in 1922. However, now it’s technically under home rule, British rule, and Irish rule, due to the “Good Friday” agreement in 1998. Bloody Sunday, a violent clash between British and Northern Irish soldiers in 1972, was a flashpoint in the conflicts of the two governments. Troops opened fire upon the crowd of…

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    In Translations, by Brian Friel, language is used as a mechanism to feature the many issues of communication within the characters’ small Irish village. Throughout the play, Friel attempts to advocate for the Irish language because he believes that language represents one’s identity and historical background. Unfortunately, the town, and specifically the local school, have been appropriated by British officers, whose main goal is to transition the school into an entirely English-spoken school,…

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    MacMurrough and invaded Ireland. Not wanting Strongbow to establish his own kingdom so close to England, King Henry II headed over to Ireland to establish himself as the head of the country, but he soon gave the lands of Leinster province to Strongbow as a gift for his service along with allowing Strongbow to be the leader of the new colony, as long as he answered to the king. This was the first English conquest of Ireland. The English never had an easy time ruling Ireland. That initial…

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