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    Default The greatest Irishman of them all...

    ...was born 232 years ago next Monday. Let us celebrate his great legacy.


    http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coc...ple/daniel.htm

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    Wait for all the republicans to come out calling him a west-brit and a traitor.

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    For me it has to be Gen Tom Barry who with along with his Flying Coloumns kicked the sh1t out of the Tans
    There are Men, there are Women and there are Politicians. God save old Ireland

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    For me, its my Fiánce
    'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'

    Inigo Montoya.

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    To achieve what he achieved by exclusively peaceful means itself sets him apart. Although lets not forget there was always a threat of violence behind the monster meetings.
    "Only by applying the most rigorous standards do we pay writing in Irish the supreme compliment of taking it seriously." - Breandán Ó Doibhlín.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    To achieve what he achieved by exclusively peaceful means itself sets him apart. Although lets not forget there was always a threat of violence behind the monster meetings.
    I take your talking about Tom Barry and not my fiánce
    'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'

    Inigo Montoya.

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    No O'Connell actually
    "Only by applying the most rigorous standards do we pay writing in Irish the supreme compliment of taking it seriously." - Breandán Ó Doibhlín.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftfemme22
    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    To achieve what he achieved by exclusively peaceful means itself sets him apart. Although lets not forget there was always a threat of violence behind the monster meetings.
    I take your talking about Tom Barry and not my fiánce
    he is talking about daniel o connell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    No O'Connell actually
    Phew... the poor boy has enough on his plate
    'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'

    Inigo Montoya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    To achieve what he achieved by exclusively peaceful means itself sets him apart. Although lets not forget there was always a threat of violence behind the monster meetings.
    I think the "potential" for violence behind the mass rallies (people power well over 100 years before Ghandi discovered its efficacy) rather than the "threat of violence" is a better way of phrasing it. Indeed, I think it is further testament to O'Connell's greatness that these huge rallies never did become marred by violence.

    O'Connell has long been one of my great heroes and I agree with the sentiment that he may well be the greatest Irishman (in terms of what he achieved, and the manner in which he achieved it) of all time.
    Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
    George Orwell

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