Defiant Banner

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Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan (left) with Brian Crowley, Curator of Collections, Kilmainham Gaol Museum inspect the ‘Banner of the Patriots’ carried into Portobello Barracks in 1922 (top)

This afternoon.

Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan visited Kilmainham Gaol Museum to view the `Banner of the Patriots’ as it went on public display in the Museum for the first time.

The exhibition will also feature a number of objects and letters connected with the men whose names appear on the banner, carried by troops of the new National Army/Free state Army, as they marched into Portobello Barracks  on May 17, 1922.

Exhibition honouring War of Independence dead opens in Dublin (RTE)

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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6 thoughts on “Defiant Banner

  1. Kin

    I can see just as the protocol is underway
    The Irish government really want to get up the nose of unionists

    1. Darrens

      It’s 2022 .. centenary of said event.. and it is hosted in Dublin… Ireland… so it’s appeal to unionists is hardly worth mentioning

  2. SailorGerry

    Nationalism has been dissuaded and derided for as long as I recall in the South.
    Hero’s never venerated, the odd victory never celebrated.
    Traditional Irish Republican music would never be heard on the radio these days.
    100 years to hide a banner from public view, lest it stir some sentiment, arouse the next generation, at how valiant Irish patriots were.
    The cultural Marxists that run the EU do not want a proud race, in their midst, none of them.
    They want the Kalergi plan to work, and those that survive what is coming to be obedient little europeans, glad for their digitally allotted cup of gruel, in their shiny new digital green prison.
    I oppose their mendacious plan, which they openly admit and boast about in Davos, but some how that makes me “insane”
    Clown World is here.

    1. Fearganainm

      “100 years to hide a banner from public view, lest it stir some sentiment, arouse the next generation, at how valiant Irish patriots were.”

      Those are Free Staters and the photograph was taken not long before they started assaulting Republican prisoners in their barracks, beating them with swords, hammers and pistol butts. That accompanied the dragging men and youths off the streets of Dublin and taking them to remote spots to be murdered. And later came the beatings of helpless prisoners and tying them over landmines and blowing them to pieces, along with the executions of scores of prisoners – including some shot without trial. All while doing their best to crush Irish Republicanism.

      The only thing that Free Staters parading arouses is contempt.

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