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Tweet the Rising!

April 25th, 2016 · Comments

Check out the website http://www.1916.today to experience the 1916 Rising as though it were happening right now!

Associate Professor of History Dr. David Kilroy of Nova Southeastern University is managing a project to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It is a social media project and goes live on Sunday April 24.

Kilroy writes that “’Tweet the Rising’ is an innovative project that uses social media to bring the history of the Ireland’s 1916Easter Rising to life, providing a unique opportunity for people everywhere to immerse themselves in the events of that week and ultimately to draw their own conclusions about what is arguably the most important event in Irish history.  Twenty fictional but historically accurate characters will tell the story of the Rising through Twitter starting on April 24, 2016.  The characters can be accessed at http://www.1916.today or on Twitter using #TweetTheRising or #1916today."

To get into the mood, click the following link to watch a commemorative reading the GPO Declaration of the Republic on April 24, 2016 from Irish Times: 

http://bcove.me/xx01p47i

 

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster

The 36th Division of Ulster: the Battle of the Somme

April 14th, 2016 · Comments

A look at the 36th (Ulster) Division and the important role they played at the Battle of the Somme. 

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James Prinsep Beadle's The charge of the Ulster Division, Somme, 1st July, 1916 in Belfast.  
Image from "World War One: Political Divisions," Creative Centenaries, 

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Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Battle of the Somme · Ulster

Home Rule in Ireland

April 4th, 2016 · Comments

A look at the history of home rule in Ireland and related concepts and its lasting effects today. 
 
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"Home Rule for Ireland" poster - Image from http://www.greatwar.nl/eire/homerule.html
 
Sources:
"The Home Rule Crisis 1910-1914"
"1916 Easter Rising: Prelude"

Tags: Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster