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Thread #59844   Message #958965
Posted By: greg stephens
25-May-03 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
Subject: RE: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
I think it's fair to say Brugha and Pearse are non-Irish, if only in the sense that de Valera is "non-Irish". I dont want to imply that you are more Irish if you have a Gaelic type name. MacGrath, it was you that commented on de Valera's Spanish father. As far as I know Patrick Pearse's father bore the good old Devonian name of Pearse for the simple reason that he was a Devon man. I'm confused now about Cathal Brugha...you mention Brewer as his original name, but I had it in mind that he was originally Charlie Burgess, and his father was English .I'll have to go and look this up.