Ireland

Still writing them out

Feb 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

The county council heritage people have invited submissions on how “1916” might be commemorated in the county. “1916” seems to be shorthand for the Easter Rising and the associated events. There is a temptation to feign ignorance and to send to the council a list of those from the county who died fighting in 1916, on the battlefields of France and Belgium and further afield, a list that would be many, many times longer than the casualties of the Rising, but it would be ignored: what would a Brit know, …