September 2017 marked the centenaries of the death and funeral of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in many of the major nationalist and republican organisations of the pre-independence period, and during the Easter Rising successfully led the Irish Volunteers at the battle of Ashbourne…

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On Friday 22 September 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11, hosted the official state commemoration of the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe (1885-1917). Originally from Kerry and a teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the…

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On Thursday 24 August 2017 Mercier Press and the National Library of Ireland hosted the Dublin launch of a new edition of Sean Ó Lúing’s I die in a good cause: Thomas Ashe: A biography. A teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including…

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On Friday 4 August 2017 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Lispole, Co. Kerry, entitled ‘Thomas Ashe: martyr, musician, sportsman and Gaeilgeóir’. A teacher by profession, Ashe was a prominent activist in most of the major nationalist organisations of the pre-independence period, including the Gaelic League, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Irish Republican…

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