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A cause worth dying for: the last letters of Pearse, MacDonagh and Clarke

Ó Corráin, Daithí orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2254-6322 (2016) A cause worth dying for: the last letters of Pearse, MacDonagh and Clarke. In: Ryan, Salvador, (ed.) Death and the Irish: a miscellany. Wordwell, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 176-177. ISBN 97809933518-2-2

The most significant consequence of the 1916 Rising was the transformation of public feeling occasioned by fifteen executions and the crude application of internment and martial law. As the Rising was doomed to military failure, its leaders knew that they would face the supreme penalty. The last letters of Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke offer a compelling lens through which to view the men’s patriotic convictions and moving personal concerns. But each document was also a final act of political defiance with the aim of altering the political consciousness of Ireland and legitimize the Rising.
Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Irish rebellion (1916); Patrick Pearse; Thomas MacDonagh; Thomas Clarke
Subjects:Humanities > History
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of History and Geography
Copyright Information:© Wordwell
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22049
Deposited On:02 Oct 2017 11:23 by Daithí Ã� Corráin . Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 14:19

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