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Old 13-05-2019, 12:56 PM
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Default 1916 was a load of ol toss, wasn't it?

A few shots at the post office in Dublin and all the media make a song and dance over it.

Dublins tourism is almost centered around it.

One of the most over rated and over exposed events in Irish history.

They burnt down the whole of Cork City and not so much as a radio documentary commissioned by rte.

Isn't it time we stopped paying credence to the significance of a fairly pedestrian event in the Pale?
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Old 13-05-2019, 12:59 PM
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A few shots at the post office in Dublin and all the media make a song and dance over it.

Dublins tourism is almost centered around it.

One of the most over rated and over exposed events in Irish history.

They burnt down the whole of Cork City and not so much as a radio documentary commissioned by rte.

Isn't it time we stopped paying credence to the significance of a fairly pedestrian event in the Pale?
https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

There was also a doc on RTE TV iirc.
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Old 13-05-2019, 01:12 PM
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A few shots at the post office in Dublin and all the media make a song and dance over it.

Dublins tourism is almost centered around it.

One of the most over rated and over exposed events in Irish history.

They burnt down the whole of Cork City and not so much as a radio documentary commissioned by rte.

Isn't it time we stopped paying credence to the significance of a fairly pedestrian event in the Pale?
To be honest i was very dismissive of the Dublin rising also till i read "When the clock struck in 1916".

It totally changed my mind.

An amazing account of the close quarter house to house style fighting that took place.

It was like a mini stalingrad.

Amazing book.....highly recommend.
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Old 13-05-2019, 01:15 PM
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https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

There was also a doc on RTE TV iirc.
RTE doc was good but a properly funded big budget doc on this event would be an oscar winner.

The story cries out for the big budget treatment.


I have the outline for a detective serues written during this time and set in cork with the climax being a chase through cork city centre with the city ablaze
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Old 13-05-2019, 01:28 PM
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1916 was a disaster in military and human costs.


The prisoners were pelted with dung when they were marched through Dublin.
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Old 13-05-2019, 01:52 PM
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https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

There was also a doc on RTE TV iirc.
Fair play.

RTE made a token doc in 1960 on the wireless. Anything since then?


I mean, even the famine is given less exposure than 1916, and it had far more of a significant impact, and not just in Ireland.

1916 significance is mainly pushed by dubs to give them some solace from the fact they were pro British shills.
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Old 13-05-2019, 02:00 PM
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1916 was a disaster in military and human costs.


The prisoners were pelted with dung when they were marched through Dublin.
It was never intended for the rebels to win.

It was always going to be a suicide mission.
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Old 13-05-2019, 02:01 PM
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A few shots at the post office in Dublin and all the media make a song and dance over it.

Dublins tourism is almost centered around it.

One of the most over rated and over exposed events in Irish history.


They burnt down the whole of Cork City and not so much as a radio documentary commissioned by rte.

Isn't it time we stopped paying credence to the significance of a fairly pedestrian event in the Pale?
If it wasn't for the 1916 rising and the subsequent executions that followed, we'd now have a United Ireland, a 32-County Ireland........... all under British rule of course.

Shame that.
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Old 13-05-2019, 02:03 PM
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It was never intended for the rebels to win.

It was always going to be a suicide mission.
Top top revisionism.

It was a shambles.
From planning to execution.


Fuck this. It was done to death three years ago. All hail the ruling families and the Church. That is 1916s legacy.
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Old 13-05-2019, 02:07 PM
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We replaced a monarchy with a theocracy..
nothing to celebrate
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