Posts Tagged ‘Robert Emmet’

Concert Now on CD

San Francisco-based DW Productions is releasing a 2-CD set of Ireland’s Poet-Patriots, A Musical History, commemorating the 1916 rebellion, which was recorded live in concert at the Washington National Cathedral late last year. Conductor Scott Tucker helmed the production that combined classical and traditional Irish music. Irish and Irish-American leaders also acted as narrators includingRead more..

Washington, D.C. Robert Emmet Statue Rededicated

In April, the Washington D.C. statue of Robert Emmet, the first of its kind and the model for several identical copies by Irish sculptor Jerome Connor, was rededicated in a national park currently designated as “reservation 302” by Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson. The ceremony marked the concurrent centenaries of the Easter Rising, the formation of theRead more..

1916 Memorials in the U.S.

Though the majority of memorials to the Easter Rising are on the East Coast, the influence of the revolution are spread from Golden Gate Park to Long Island Sound. Springfield, MA Construction began on a new remembrance garden in Springfield’s Forest Park in January 2016, the first of its kind in America to pay homageRead more..

Robert Emmet:
A Trailblazer for Irish Independence is Cast in Bronze

Within sight of the Irish Embassy is Kerry-born sculptor Jerome Connor’s famous memorial to Irish patriot Robert Emmet, commissioned in 1916 by a group of Irish Americans (including the singer John McCormack) to commemorate Irish independence. Connor chose to render Emmet delivering his famous speech from the dock, an enduring symbol of the struggle for freedom, because without Emmet,Read more..

The United Irishmen and their American Legacy

When the rebellion of 1798 failed, many of The United Irishmen, including Thomas Addis Emmet, came to the United States where their influence was enormous. ℘℘℘ You may well wonder why a historian of the United States should presume to write about the United Irishmen of 1798. There are two reasons: one personal, the otherRead more..

Robert Emmet Stands
Tall In Nation’s Capital

The bicentennial of the execution of famed Irish orator and revolutionary Robert Emmet will be commemorated on September 17 in a ceremony at the Washington D.C. statue erected in his honor. The public ceremony, which will also recognize the statue’s recent restoration, will be held in the Dupont Circle Park where Emmet’s bronzed likeness hasRead more..

Roots: The Curran Clan

The surname Curran is common in all four provinces in Ireland, but especially in County Donegal and throughout Ulster. The name is also prevalent in the south of Ireland, appearing many times in the County Tipperary Hearth Money Rolls of 1665-7. Currans showed up frequently as Waterford residents in the census of 1659. The 1901Read more..