James Connolly: Memorial Unveiling – Dublin, May 1996
Date:May 1996
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Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, Terry Eagleton, Proinsias MacAonghusa, Ruairi Quinn, Brian Trench
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Subjects: James Connolly

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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

17th October 2011

This is, perhaps, an unusual document for the Archive, and many thanks to Joe Mooney for donating it. It is also timely given the news that the Memorial might have been attacked and vandalised this last week or so. Thankfully this was not the case and in fact it was being maintained.

The brochure of the unveiling of the Connolly Memorial in Dublin in May 1996, this is an handsome production with a cover image by Robert Ballagh. Edited by Brian Trench it contains a brief history of the Memorial and of Connolly himself. There’s a piece by Ruairi Quinn, then leader of the Labour Party. There’s also an essay by Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh. Terry Eagleton contributes another essay, as does Proinsias MacAonghusa, in Irish.

A brief profile of the artist, Eamonn O’Doherty and a reprint of The Watchword of Labour complete the publication.


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