This slim volume provides a clear insight into the ideals of all the men who gave their lives in the Easter Rising of 1916. There was no desire on the part of volunteers to wantonly injure unarmed persons. Their sole intention was to break the connection between this country and the British Empire.
Many of the men involved would have had, like Pearse, a religious acquaintance with God. Connolly, about to be shot, propped up on a chair, attested to a Capuchin priest, 'I will say a prayer for all brave men who do their duty according to their lights.' There is a nobility of purpose evident in all the chief participants mentioned in this book. On that score it should prove an inspiration to all readers.
'The Singer' by Pearse is quoted and Mac Dara speaks these ringing words: 'One man can free a people as one Man redeemed the world.' There's a challenge!
|Publisher||Clo Saoirse/Irish Freedom Press|
|Publication date||22 Sep 2006|