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  1. August 3rd, 1916

    August 3rd, 1916

    On August 3rd, 1916, Roger Casement was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising.  See After The Rising for more information. Born in 1864 in Dublin, Roger Casement received a knighthood for his services to the British consulate, having campaigned tirelessly to expose the cruelty inflicted on native workers in the Belgian Congo in 1904, and again in Brazil from 1911-1912. Casement had become a member of the Gaelic League in 1904, and began to write nationalist articles under the pseudonym ‘Seán Bhean Bhocht’. He retired from the British consular service in 1913, joining the Irish Volunteers. Based on...

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  2. How an office park brought great change to a gorgeous, remote part of Ireland

    How an office park brought great change to a gorgeous, remote part of Ireland

    Article by Kevin Cullen – Boston Globe Staff- July 20, 2016 GWEEDORE, Ireland — Joe Coyle used to catch the bus to Dublin on Monday mornings at 4 a.m. “We were all miserable, every one on that bus,” he said. Like the others, he worked all week in Dublin, as a media designer, then got back on the bus Fridays for the nearly four-hour slog back up to dear old Donegal. When Mount Errigal came into view, at least on summer nights when the light lasted long, Coyle felt at home again. But Sundays brought that dread. The bus loomed. Coyle’s...

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