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Saoirse go Deo
25-09-2013, 12:58 PM
Dublin: Wreath laying Ceremony at North Strand, 11am

Wicklow: Memorial Lecture, including Revolutionary Life Exhibition. Newtown Community Centre, Newtownmountkennedy. 6pm. Followed by social in the Town House.

Speakers:

Sean Doyle, Independent Workers Union

Ruan O'Donnell, Historian

Cllr John Dwyer, éirígí

Jason Nott, IRSP.

Pearse Monnet
25-09-2013, 06:52 PM
Can I ask ya Saoirse go Deo is there a plaque at the spot where the Stickies shot him?
I remember someone saying about 10 years ago (?) the Irps were thinking about erecting one. I went to the spot, i have great respect for the man, and could not see one.

Its about time. Maybe something for Eirigi to take up. I donno how one goes about this sort of thing. I suppose a petition sent to the Corpo. These forums could be used to drum up some support for the measure.

Another possiblity is to campaign for the renaming of that little street close to where Costello was shot (cant recall the name at the mo) I know that recently the Corpo have set up some committee to look into Commemorative Street Names. There's at least one Provisional Sinn Fein member on that committee. It will be interested to see what they come up. Perhaps finally getting around to renaming Whitworth Road Brendan Behan Road. Or commemorating Martin Doherty.

Martin Doherty who was shot trying to stop Loyalists en-route to blow up a gathering of senior Provos.

Whatever one may think of Provisional Sinn Fein, the man’s actions were courageous to say the least. I can’t understand anyone that would object to this suggestion.

Maybe commemorate Docco by renaming Brunswick Place after him; Brunswick Place is nearly opposite from the Windows Scanlon pub itself. It would be a nice way of linking Pearse himself and Doherty, that and erasing the name Brunswick, a hangover from colonial times.

http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Pages/CommemorativeNaming.aspx

Saoirse go Deo
25-09-2013, 07:06 PM
Can I ask ya Saoirse go Deo is there a plaque at the spot where the Stickies shot him?
I remember someone saying about 10 years ago (?) the Irps were thinking about erecting one. I went to the spot, i have great respect for the man, and could not see one.

Its about time. Maybe something for Eirigi to take up. I donno how one goes about this sort of thing. I suppose a petition sent to the Corpo. These forums could be used to drum up some support for the measure.

Another possiblity is to campaign for the renaming of that little street close to where Costello was shot (cant recall the name at the mo) I know that recently the Corpo have set up some committee to look into Commemorative Street Names. There's at least one Provisional Sinn Fein member on that committee. It will be interested to see what they come up. Perhaps finally getting around to renaming Whitworth Road Brendan Behan Road. Or commemorating Martin Doherty.

Martin Doherty who was shot trying to stop Loyalists en-route to blow up a gathering of senior Provos.

Whatever one may think of Provisional Sinn Fein, the man’s actions were courageous to say the least. I can’t understand anyone that would object to this suggestion.

Maybe commemorate Docco by renaming Brunswick Place after him; Brunswick Place is nearly opposite from the Windows Scanlon pub itself. It would be a nice way of linking Pearse himself and Doherty, that and erasing the name Brunswick, a hangover from colonial times.

http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Pages/CommemorativeNaming.aspx

I don't know if there is a plaque.

What is really needed is a good, well researched biography of Seamus Costello.

I agree with you about Martin Doherty but I think you underestimate the hostility your suggestion would prompt.

C. Flower
25-09-2013, 07:15 PM
I don't know if there is a plaque.

What is really needed is a good, well researched biography of Seamus Costello.

I agree with you about Martin Doherty but I think you underestimate the hostility your suggestion would prompt.

A thread in which we are trying to gather Seamus Costello's written work.

All contributions of authenticated writings to it would be appreciated.

http://www.politicalworld.org/showthread.php?11847-Seamus-Costello-Written-work

Saoirse go Deo
25-09-2013, 07:30 PM
A thread in which we are trying to gather Seamus Costello's written work.

All contributions of authenticated writings to it would be appreciated.

http://www.politicalworld.org/showthread.php?11847-Seamus-Costello-Written-work

Excellent, I hadn't seen that

Sam Lord
26-09-2013, 06:11 AM
Martin Doherty who was shot trying to stop Loyalists en-route to blow up a gathering of senior Provos.



Let's not give them undue credit.

The target, as far as I can recall, was a fairly routine funraiser for prisoner's dependents in the Widow Scallans pub.

C. Flower
26-09-2013, 07:37 AM
Let's not give them undue credit.

The target, as far as I can recall, was a fairly routine funraiser for prisoner's dependents in the Widow Scallans pub.

All the worse for that.

Might not have wanted to kill top Provos, not all of them, anyway.

Saoirse go Deo
06-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Apparently it was announced at the event that Ruan O'Donnell is working on a biography of the man

C. Flower
06-10-2013, 06:20 PM
Apparently it was announced at the event that Ruan O'Donnell is working on a biography of the man That's interesting.

Is he a historian ? Any particular political allegiance ?

Saoirse go Deo
06-10-2013, 06:25 PM
That's interesting.

Is he a historian ? Any particular political allegiance ?

Yeah he's a historian, I think he is a lecturer in Limerick

Has written a number of books:

http://www.amazon.com/Ruan-ODonnell/e/B001JCECPW

His one about IRA prisoners in England is apparently very good, a friend of mine helped him with the research. He seems to be respected in republican and academic circles.

C. Flower
06-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Yeah he's a historian, I think he is a lecturer in Limerick

Has written a number of books:

http://www.amazon.com/Ruan-ODonnell/e/B001JCECPW

His one about IRA prisoners in England is apparently very good, a friend of mine helped him with the research. He seems to be respected in republican and academic circles.

Very happy a book is going to be written. Time is passing, and memories will fade/people disappear. There does not seem to be a large amount of writing by him although what there is is very interesting.

That strain of genuinely left / genuinely anti-Imperialist socialists and revolutionaries in Ireland is a great starting point.

Saoirse go Deo
07-10-2013, 09:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wTVOj397tnM#t=24

Saoirse go Deo
07-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Can I ask ya Saoirse go Deo is there a plaque at the spot where the Stickies shot him?
I remember someone saying about 10 years ago (?) the Irps were thinking about erecting one. I went to the spot, i have great respect for the man, and could not see one.

Its about time. Maybe something for Eirigi to take up. I donno how one goes about this sort of thing. I suppose a petition sent to the Corpo. These forums could be used to drum up some support for the measure.

Another possiblity is to campaign for the renaming of that little street close to where Costello was shot (cant recall the name at the mo) I know that recently the Corpo have set up some committee to look into Commemorative Street Names. There's at least one Provisional Sinn Fein member on that committee. It will be interested to see what they come up. Perhaps finally getting around to renaming Whitworth Road Brendan Behan Road. Or commemorating Martin Doherty.

Martin Doherty who was shot trying to stop Loyalists en-route to blow up a gathering of senior Provos.

Whatever one may think of Provisional Sinn Fein, the man’s actions were courageous to say the least. I can’t understand anyone that would object to this suggestion.

Maybe commemorate Docco by renaming Brunswick Place after him; Brunswick Place is nearly opposite from the Windows Scanlon pub itself. It would be a nice way of linking Pearse himself and Doherty, that and erasing the name Brunswick, a hangover from colonial times.

http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Pages/CommemorativeNaming.aspx

https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q87/s320x320/1385784_668126946533059_537875470_n.jpg

Saoirse go Deo
07-10-2013, 11:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L80cOq_7u4A

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2011

Dr Ruan O'Donnell gives a talk about the life and times and political impact of Irish Revolutionary Socialist Seamus Costello.


Sounds like a good person to write the book

Garibaldy
07-10-2013, 11:44 PM
Did O'Donnell give the same talk as last time?

C. Flower
08-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Did O'Donnell give the same talk as last time?

Last time ?

antiestablishmentarian
08-10-2013, 12:42 AM
That's interesting.

Is he a historian ? Any particular political allegiance ?

He's an excellent historian, and has written several books on lesser known aspects of republican history (for instance the guerrilla campaign of Michael Dwyer in Wicklow following the collapse of the 1798 rebellion).

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