" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

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

IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - we made it to the finalists page last year but never got to the stage :- ( 'cause not enough of ye feckers out there voted for us! So we're gonna give ya a second chance - the blog awards this year will be held on Thursday, October 5th (2017) in The Academy, Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre, and we would appreciate if you could keep an eye here and give us a vote when ya can. Or else we'll get our 'Junior' to put up a pay wall and then ye will be sorry...!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

*UPDATE* - Monday , 4th May 2009 : after one of our '1169... Editorial Meetings' (!) we agreed to include mention of the following annual function which , not being a picket/protest/day-of-action-type event , we previously decided to exclude from the below list but we have now had a change of mind re said function. Please note that this has nothing whatsoever to do with the promise of two free tickets should we give it a plug.....!
Going back to at least the early 1970's , the Republican Movement , and supportive and affiliated organisations , have come together each year to choose a handful of individuals who are deemed suitable emissaries to represent all that Irish Republicanism stands for and that which it seeks to obtain. Having decided on the best honorees possible , a Dinner , Dance and Reunion is held to properly convey the Movement's appreciation to those people. And that pleasurable task has been undertaken this year , too -
On Saturday May 16th 2009 , seven Irish Republicans will be honoured at a function to be held for them in Dublin , in the Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay, at which a Presentation will be made to each one of them. Those seven notable Stalwarts of Irish Republicanism are : Peig and Paddy King (chosen by Republicans in Leinster) , Pádraig Ó Baoighill (Ulster) , Frank Quinn (Connacht) , Liam Cotter (Munster) , Don Hurley (USA) and Michael Kennedy (Galway and London) .
This blog extends warmest 'Congrats!' to those Honorees , and we hope to have a representative present on the night to record proceedings. Well Done to ye all - Ni Seoinini Sinn Go Leir !
(Last year's CABHAIR Testimonial Dinner can be viewed here.)

Dublin, Saturday May 9th 2009.

Dublin, Sunday May 10th 2009.

POW Picket , Lurgan, County Armagh, Saturday May 9th 2009.

Bodenstown Sunday, June 14th 2009.

Next weekend (Saturday/Sunday May 9th/10th 2009) , Irish Republicans in Dublin will be twice as busy (!) as their colleagues in Armagh , but all of the above , and many others from both Dublin and Armagh and the other 30 counties in Ireland , will be busy on Sunday , 14th June 2009.
This blog would like to wish all our fellow-Republicans involved in the above-mentioned events every success, and to confirm that we will have a representative present at those events.
Beir Bua!