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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:09 pm
I think a few suggestions on what should be done would be helpful, bearing in mind the financial situation of the country at the moment. I was going to suggest a nationwide two minute silence but we would probably start WW3 trying to agree on which day.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:14 pm
No, would upset the Republicans. I think to make it successful you would have to include everyone, WW1, 1916 Rising, War ofIndependence, Civil War and so on, make it so inclusive no one would feel left out. A free virtual drink to anyone who can name the day.
Surely the fact that there are many ceremonies in Eire on November 11th these days determines the day of remembrance.
BTW I found this link today http://www.britishpa...nce-aka-ireland
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:18 pm
I think to make it successful you would have to include everyone, WW1, 1916 Rising, War of Independence, Civil War and so on, make it so inclusive no one would feel left out.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:41 pm
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:43 pm
That is the nub of the matter
How about Easter Monday as a day to remember the fallen in all those conflicts?
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:52 pm
I find that 99% of the resistance to remembrance of these Irish heroes is a perceived resistance and not as big a problem as you expect it to be.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:08 pm
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:23 pm
It seems strange that no-one on this thread so far has mentioned the Day of Commemoration in Ireland, which, I understand, was devised precisely to avoid partisanship in relation to the many conflicting motivations and loyalties within the Republic. I have not immediately to hand the precise formula for the settling the day, but it is usually observed on the second Sunday in July, commemorating all Irish dead in all wars, with the President of the Republic taking a leading part.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:47 pm
The nearest Sunday to July 11th, Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta, July 11th 1921 is the day the truce was signed which ended the War of Independence.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:13 pm
When compiling the Tipperary War Dead began, anyone I asked warned me of the backlash it would bring and how no one wanted to know about these casualties etc. The more the book became a reality I found no such resistance to it and can honestly say once everyone knew it was going to happen, that was an end to it. Empty buckets make the most noise. It was the vast silent majority who supported it. I found the most support came from the old women ( being an old man I can call old women old women without them getting the hump now). The old women knew that when they died, their husbands side of the family would not 'remember' her ancestors who died in ww1. I find that 99% of the resistance to remembrance of these Irish heroes is a perceived resistance and not as big a problem as you expect it to be.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:18 am