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Thread #13902   Message #116813
Posted By: paddymac
23-Sep-99 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: James Connolly (Wolfe Tones)
Subject: RE: James Connolly
BigMick - I wholeheartedly concur in your comparative assessment of "rebels"/"1916" (but I may be biased as Llewelyn is my favorite author). I think of Connolly as much more than "just" a labor leader. He was, I think, one of those men born to rebel against the great injustices of his time and place. In his case, that led him into the labor movement. I think it's fair to say that the Rising of 1916 might not have happened without Connolly and his Citizen's Army.