Uncomfortable 'truths' and the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Ó hAdhmaill, Féilim
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-11T09:46:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-11T09:46:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.citation Ó hAdhmaill, F. (2016) 'Uncomfortable 'truths' and the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Ireland', Socialist History, 49. en
dc.identifier.issued 49 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781910448878
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2853
dc.description.abstract How to deal with uncomfortable ‘truths’ from the past has long posed problems for historians and politicians alike and this is exemplified by attempts to ‘deal with’ the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. How do we recognise the revolutionary ‘heroes’ of the past and their contribution to the building of the new ‘nation’ state to which we may pledge allegiance, without exposing the contradictions inherent in the way that ‘nation’ state has transformed, subverted and indeed corrupted many of the ideas for which they fought? More controversially, how do we honour the actions of revolutionaries in the past which led to death and destruction in pursuance of a grand ideal, while at the same time condemning others today who claim to have been likewise engaged, using similar methods, during the recent ‘Troubles’ (1969-98 and counting)? Attempts by the Irish state to deal with the centenary seem to illustrate the point. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Socialist History Society en
dc.relation.uri http://www.socialist-history-journal.org.uk/index.html
dc.rights © 2016, Socialist History Society. en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject 1916 Rising en
dc.subject Commemoration en
dc.subject Memory en
dc.subject Revolution en
dc.title Uncomfortable 'truths' and the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Ireland en
dc.type Article (preprint) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Féilim Ó hAdhmaill, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2016-06-07T13:17:12Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Socialist History en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress f.ohadhmaill@ucc.ie en

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