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GUEST,Tír Eoghain BS: Drumcree March Dead and Buried (67* d) RE: BS: DRUMCREE MARCH DEAD AND BURIED 26 Jul 05

The Dept of Public Works in the Republic are planning to make the Boyne site into a visitors centre.
The 1798 Rebellion already is marked with signposted 'walks' throughout Wexford, and although a Protestant-led rebellion, it is not acknowledged by the Unionist Right, at all.
Theobald Wolfe Tone was himself a Protestant

Triumphalism has to disappear, and in that Coyote Breath is correct.

Drumcree, The Lower Ormeau Road, Ardoyne, and all the rest of the '12th' marches are there to specifically 'remind' us that there is division.

The original battle (and one which the Pope helped to fund) has lost its significance over the years

Irish Nationalism has nothing whatsoever to do with religion; many people of the Protestant faith hold high ranking positions in official bodies dedicated to the furtherance of the Irish Language, Music & Culture; Gael Linn, Conradh na Gaeilge, etc.

This 'Protestant State for as Protestant People', that Ian Paisley still spouts at rallies as being the 'only solution', is as far off the mark as one can be, when one looks at the reasoning behind The Glorious Revolution.

We're a bit past the idea of the Divine Right of Kings, at this stage..

The Twelfth of July marches have been variously excused as the celebrating of war dead in both World Wars, the rights of citizens to 'Walk the Queen's Highway', etc., and the original purpose of the battle is long forgotten as a reason to celebrate the date.

It would be a little English people celebrating the 30th January 1649

Because that set it all in motion, didn't it?

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