A vision of Ireland: remembering the struggle for self-determination

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This essay explores the commemoration of the revolutionary generation over the past century. It traces the emergence of a sanitised public memory of Easter 1916 after independence, and concludes by considering why recent years have brought a greater public awareness of the radical ideals held by many of the revolutionary generation. It argues that this shift reflects both contemporary developments, and a greater understanding that, for many revolutionaries, the struggle for self-determination extended beyond the goal of political independence to encompass a more inclusive, egalitarian, and radical vision of Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt and self determination: a reader
PublisherIrish Museum of Modern Art
ISBN (Print)9781399967310
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2023
EventSelf-Determination: A Global Perspective - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 28 Oct 202321 Apr 2024


ExhibitionSelf-Determination: A Global Perspective
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