Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. Photograph: Getty Images

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Aine Miller reads at the  Francis Ledwidge commemorative festival at Islandbridge in 1997. Ledwidge, a nationalist poet, was in Dublin during the very week of the Easter Rising, having recovered in England from serious injuries incurred while fighting in the British army in the first World War

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