As the nation prepares to remember the momentous historic events in Dublin over six days following Easter 1916, it is important that we should not forget those that also occurred around the country during the same pivotal period.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
A major series of commemorations are planned next year to mark the centenary of Thomas Kent’s execution, which include creating a monument and museum in his honour as well as a period costume re-enactment of his arrest and trial.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2015
A lament to Thomas Kent, the displaying of an anchor from gun-running ship SS Aud, and re-enactments of marching Volunteers are among more than 300 events and projects being planned in Cork for next year’s 1916 centenary commemorations.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
In regards to a letter from Myles Duffy on August 15, I beg to differ with the views expressed therein. Describing the planned State funeral as a ‘politically inspired propaganda stunt with an eye to getting out the local vote in the general election’ is way off the mark.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
The execution of Thomas Kent on May 9, 1916, was a crude exercise in propaganda, far removed from the moral force of the scales of justice, on the part of Major General JG Maxwell, the military governor at a time when the civil governance of the country was in a state of chaotic dissolution.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015