By Mike Finn “Who would not die for a new star on the flag? Buckey O’Neill The history of Irish-Americans serving in the U.S. military began with the birth of […]
Dive into the world of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, masterfully staged by the Druid Theatre Company. Explore the intersection of farce and futility, pretension and real loss in O’Casey’s plays, offering a profound reflection on Irish society. Discover the historical context and significance of these timeless works.
Explore a somber chapter in Irish history as we delve into the 1798 United Irish Rebellion and the tragic events at Gibbet Rath in County Kildare. Learn about the rebellion, the terms of surrender, and the heart-wrenching massacre that unfolded.
The Decade of Centenaries in Ireland, from 2012 to 2023, marked significant historical events like the Easter Uprising and the Irish Civil War. The commemoration aimed to encourage reconciliation, peace, and a deeper understanding of the complex narratives and memories of this period. It promoted respect for diverse perspectives and local histories, resulting in rich historical resources and new interpretations. Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, set during these times, is being staged by Druid O’Casey, providing an opportunity to reflect on this history.
Mike Finn delves into the life and achievements of Rosanna “Rosie” Hackett, an influential figure in Irish history who dedicated herself to improving pay and working conditions for Irish women. Rosie’s involvement in the trade-union movement, her role in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, and her contributions during the Easter Rising are highlighted. Her legacy is commemorated through the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin.
Explore the vibrant world of Irish arts festivals and the power of storytelling. Discover how festivals like the Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland are blending art, culture, and societal issues while celebrating Irish heritage.
By J. Michael Finn At the end of the Easter Rebellion in May 1916, hundreds of Irish were imprisoned by the British. In December 1916, due to pressure from Irish-America, […]
By J. Michael Finn There were many sad stories that resulted from the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, but few are as sad as the story involving Joseph Plunkett and […]