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Percy Shelley’s Irish Poetry

Some poetic inspiration from a sympathetic Irish patriot, Percy Shelley, who said “although an Englishman, I feel for Ireland.” Shelley celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Dublin in 1812, when he travelled there to meet Daniel O’Connell and organize the veterans … Continue reading

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JFK Commemoration Concert: Greetings from Monsignor Réamonn Murray and President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

Opening Remarks to Schiller Institute Concert of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, A Remembrance of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of His Death & A Recommitment to the Principles of His Presidency [Note: The greetings of … Continue reading

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Óg-laoch na Rann – The Minstrel Boy

The immediate origins of the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland can be traced to the setting up of the Society of United Irishmen in Belfast in October 1791. Inspired by, and with great admiration for, the new republic of the United … Continue reading

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