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The fading myths of Easter 1916

The Irish public's considered commemoration of the Easter Rising reveals a country that wants to live for the future

FPWJAX 7 signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation in Ireland.

Ireland being Ireland, the centenary of the Easter Rising is enveloped in romance, mythology and intellectual argument, much of which is conducted through poetry, prose, song, theatre and striking imagery. The forces behind the rising were complex. They included the 17th-century plantation of Ulster, which brought large numbers…

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