The site of the last stand by leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule, nicknamed Ireland’s Alamo, has won a last-minute reprieve. The house, in a run-down part of Dublin, had been earmarked for demolition to make way for a shopping center. It was where republican leaders held their last meeting before surrendering.Read more..
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You aren’t in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan Tunnel, the McCormack, Kennedy, Moakley and O’Neill federal buildings, plus numerous parks, boulevards and squares honoring Irish Bostonians. The Irish have been in Boston for centuries with an illustrious history dating from colonial times through the present. So it’sRead more..
Thanks to an intensive campaign by some of Ireland’s leading writers and academics, a stay of execution was obtained on the elegant 18th-century farmhouse in Dublin where poet William Butler Yeats resided until his death in 1939. Located in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Riversdale was Yeats’ last home after the death of his friend Lady Gregory,Read more..