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"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.)

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!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



The main RSF Easter Commemoration in Dublin will be held on Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 - details here - but, if you can't get to that one, then click to enlarge the pic (left) to get the details of other RSF-organised Easter commemorations, from Donegal to Cork to New York.

On Easter Sunday in Dublin, a wreath will be laid and the 1916 Proclamation will be read at the Éamonn Ceannt monument in the public park named in his honour in Crumlin (Dublin) at 12 noon and a commemoration will be held in Deansgrange Cemetery (which was established in 1861 and had its first burial in 1865) that same day at the republican plot, at 1pm.

300 'leaflet packs' (pictured, left) comprised of, in total, 1,200 printed items of an Irish republican nature, will be distributed free of charge in Dublin city centre on Easter Monday at the above-mentioned commemoration at, and in, the vicinity of the GPO in O'Connell Street, on a 'first up best dressed' basis.

This blog will have a rep at each of the three events but, unfortunately, the '1169' Finance Director (!) refused my request for time off (and funds!) to cover the New York commemoration, so excuse me if you come across a rather cranky female 'leaflet-pack'-distributor in Dublin on Easter Monday...!

Thanks for reading, Sharon.