Thomas Ashe

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Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

The children of Corduff National School in Lusk remembered Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death. Ashe died in the Mater hospital as a result of(...)

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison.   Photograph: National Library of Ireland

On September 25th, 1917, Thomas Ashe died in the Mater Hospitals from complications arising out of a force feeding regime in Mountjoy Prison. Ashe wa(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

 Museum manager Niall Bergin looks over the last stages of the installation of new exhibition Hunger Strike: Ireland 1877-1981 at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. The exhibition charts the use of hunger striking in Irish political culture during pivotal moments in our history.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On Friday, the official State commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe takes place in Glasnevin cemetery. Ashe, the Easter Rising (...)

Chris Patten will speak about his recently released biography ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’. Photograph: David Levenson/Bloomberg

The former governor of Hong Kong and British cabinet minister Chris Patten will be among the speakers at the Dublin Festival of History next month. M(...)

The Cavan site   has  eight retail units  along with eight apartments, two pubs, offices, a school, a former B&B, car park, house and development site

Ten buildings on a site of 2.42 acres in the centre of Cavan town are on the market at more than €3.25 million through agent Knight Frank. The portf(...)

The holding includes 10 buildings with 4,181sq m (45,000sq ft) on a site of 2.42 acres

A large investment portfolio with redevelopment potential in Cavan town centre is on the market at more than €3 million through agent Knight Frank. (...)

Thomas Ashe. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

According to many historians, there was only one outright military success on the rebel side during the 1916 Rising – many acts of heroism and valour (...)

They were in Glasnevin Cemetery for O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.

We were talking here yesterday about an Irish bandmaster’s influence on the Japanese national anthem. But by coincidence this week, I have also been l(...)

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