Book Review: Ailtirí na hAiséirghe - Architects of the Resurrection

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This review is written by a Libtard, but it is worth reading for the information contained in it. It's clear that Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin and Ailtirí na hAiséirghe were men before their time. They should really have been born in the 21st Century, as their policies seem to have been written for the horrific situation we now find ourselves in.


Further reading,

 

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I have read the book and highly recommend it. It shows there was no politics in the Tan and Civil wars and folks like Cunningham filled the void, as well as clowns like O'Donnell and that Protestant fellow, whose name escapes me. Fools attack Sean South for being influenced by Cunningham but so too were Blueshirts' founders. Although Cunningham may be criticised for being a right winger, at least he tried to think things through. Very few other did./ Kevin O'Higgins was right to say the 1919 First Dail Proclamation was all poetry, pi$$ and wind.

Here is an excellent book on the same period:
O'Donoghue, Dave. The devil's deal: the IRA, Nazi Germany and the double life of Jim O'Donovan. New Island Books, 2011.
 

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Both of you: Read this book asap. I know you are both mods but this is an order, not a request. A post cannot describe why., You have to read it. Dev, Hyde, Oscar Treynor go to a soccer match and O'Caoimh, as in the park, expels Hyde, a GAA patron and head of state, from the GAA. It was an international story. Hugo macNeil, nephew of the traitor Eoin MacNewil was no 2 in the Free State Army, which were debarred from paying foreign games. Oscar Treynor was an accomplished IRA hit man and soccer player.
A must read.
As regards O'Caoimh: Bloody Sunday etc. Seems odd today looking back but there you are. Irish Times etc talking bs about Cunningham, Fr Fahey, Sean South, Archbishop McQuaide and not knowing jack shtt doesn't help
 

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Who was that author that is a similar vein. An ex IRA novelist. Francis Russell?
 

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There's quite a few on this forum that could be the grandchildren of, or 'disciples' taking
the mantle upon themselves, of the 'pure Irish', fascist, racist, Republican, Nazi loving
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe. :sick:
 

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There's quite a few on this forum that could be the grandchildren of, or 'disciples' taking
the mantle upon themselves, of the 'pure Irish', fascist, racist, Republican, Nazi lovingAiltirí na hAiséirghe. :sick:
This is a threat on a very informative book. Do you eve know what a book is? No ned to answer as I have blocked you.
 

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Francis Stuart? Fascinating back story
Francis Stuart was bonking Ms James in Berlin, After the Reic fell, James, a Brit, escaped the hangman's rope, made it to Ireland, changed her name to Roisin ni Mheara, became fluent in Gaelic, won prizes writing in Irish defending Hitler and the lads. Interesting time
 
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