The Miracle of Irish Independence – Why Freedom was Never Inevitable

One hundred years ago, a unique confluence of circumstances presented the first real opportunityinhistory for Ireland to break free of the British state. The critical event was the First World War. Without the First World War there would have been no Easter Rising andwithout the EasterRising, there would have been no War of Independence and…

Selton Hill March 1921 – When active service in one’s community required very different sacrifices.

Summary: My Grandfather was quoted, on the 50th Anniversary of the Selton Hill tragedy, as saying “We never thought the day would come, when we would see the end of it”. From a very young age, and long before I was aware of most things, I was aware of the War of Independence. Before I…

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

News reporter with The Irish Times, author of the book “Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland and the Western Front.” and editor of Centenary, Ireland remembers 1916 the official State book recalling the commemorations of 2016.

Prin Duignan

Prin Duignan

Author of ‘The Priest and the Protestant Woman’, ‘Linda Kearns: A Revolutionary Irish Woman’, ‘St Joseph’s College, Manorhamilton and Educational Initiatives 1930-1970’ and ‘North Leitrim in Famine Times’.