Day: 22 November 2020

James Connolly and the Easter Rising

22nd November 2020

The Irish Citizens Army was was formed on 23rd  November as a self-defence militia. It arose out of the Lockout of 1913 to protect the strikers from the Dublin police who had killed two and injured many hundreds with their brutality. Under the command of James Connolly the ICA evolved into military unit dedicated to the creating an Irish socialist republic. Alongside the nationalist Irish […]

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