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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Eamonn Ceannt:1881-1916.

"I shall die, like a man, for Ireland's sake."
-note written by Éamonn Ceannt to his wife, May 7th, 1916 , the day before he was executed by the British .

Éamonn Ceannt was an uileann piper, a member of the IRB Military Council and a signatory of the 1916 Proclamation. He was stationed in the South Dublin Union during the Rising of 1916. As a member of the Provisional Government he was executed by the British Army in Kilmainham Gaol on May 8th 1916.
A Republican Commemoration to honour Éamonn Ceannt will be held in the Crumlin area of Dublin , in a 42-acre park named after the man, on Sunday August 17th 2008. Those attending are asked to assemble at 'Superquinn' on the Sundrive Road at 12.45PM.

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On a point of interest: two of our recent [repeat] visitors (click to enlarge) :

(See 'Visitor Number' 10 and 18)

We know why that particular administration would be interested in us ie they would view that which we represent [Irish Republicanism] as a threat . However - could we ask you , the reader, to do something likewise and tell Mick why it is that you like us !