August 17-20, 2017

August 17-20, 2017

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Sign is in for our new exhibit “The Isle of Saints:...



Sign is in for our new exhibit “The Isle of Saints: Ireland and Early Christianity” 📸 check it out at @dublinirishfest @mkeirishfest and @michigan_irish later this summer!
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#history #exhibit #ireland #saints #archives #irishfest http://ift.tt/2v11ySi

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Some great tunes to head into the weekend!...



Some great tunes to head into the weekend! #willieclancy
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#irishmusic #irish #uilleannpipes #bagpipes #lp #vinyl #archives #library #tunes #ireland http://ift.tt/2rF30na

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We cataloged a whole batch of #irishmusic CDs last month! Check...



We cataloged a whole batch of #irishmusic CDs last month! Check out the link in our profile to see a full list. .
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#cd #library #archives #cataloging #irishtunes http://ift.tt/2qYAhyk

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Happy #milwaukee day! “Milwaukee Carnival March” was...



Happy #milwaukee day! “Milwaukee Carnival March” was published in 1898 by Joseph Flanner publishing right here in MKE. http://ift.tt/2piC7FA

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Our new website and online catalog are live! Happy St....



Our new website and online catalog are live! Happy St. Patrick’s Day a day early ☺️ Link is in our bio. http://ift.tt/2mNBjYw

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We’re remembering the great Luke Kelly of The Dubliners...



We’re remembering the great Luke Kelly of The Dubliners who passed away on 1/30/1984 http://ift.tt/2kkRLke

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Happy #halloween! This postcard from our collections depicts...



Happy #halloween! This postcard from our collections depicts some #irish customs. http://ift.tt/2espClm

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We’re at @michigan_irish this weekend with the exhibit....



We’re at @michigan_irish this weekend with the exhibit. Stop by the Cultural Tent! http://ift.tt/2cZrXnf

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#FBF to the 1981 @mkeirishfest with Johnny McGreevy, Noel Rice,...



#FBF to the 1981 @mkeirishfest with Johnny McGreevy, Noel Rice, and Robert Gans! #irishfest #FlashbackFriday #fiddle #flute #guitar #Milwaukee #MKE http://ift.tt/29bab0J

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This gem came in last week! 😍 #irishmusic #fiddle #concertina...



This gem came in last week! 😍 #irishmusic #fiddle #concertina #NoelHill #TonyLinnane http://ift.tt/29ch290

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Happy #tartanday to all our Scottish friends! #scotland...



Happy #tartanday to all our Scottish friends! #scotland #sheetmusic #bagpipes http://ift.tt/1WdxEQG

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We had a great time participating in the 2016 American...



We had a great time participating in the 2016 American Conference for Irish Studies last week. Thanks @mhhelmers for the wonderful panel! #acis2016 #irishstudies http://ift.tt/1MOSH9K

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Postcard from the Bob Burke Collection – surrender of P.H....



Postcard from the Bob Burke Collection – surrender of P.H. Pearse #postcard #EasterMonday #1916EasterRising #history #Ireland http://ift.tt/1LVo1Ul

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Paul Farrell: Thomas MacDonagh’s Court-Martial Speech...



Paul Farrell: Thomas MacDonagh’s Court-Martial Speech (1916)

This 78rpm recording was issued on the British Beltona label, and the disc’s label specifies that it was “made specially for and only obtainable from the Gramophone Stores, Johnson’s Court, Grafton St., Dublin.”

The actual recording is of actor Paul Farrell’s reading of Thomas MacDonagh’s court-martial speech with incidental music by J. J. O'Beirne.

Tipperary born Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916) was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising and was leader of the battalion at the Jacob’s Biscuit Factory (now the site of the Irish National Archives). MacDonagh’s saw little combat during the Rising. After their surrender on April 30th, MacDonagh was court martialled and executed on May 3, 1916.

We believe the Paul Farrell reciting the speech is the actor born in Dublin in 1893. He maintained a long film career, perhaps most remembered for his role in A Clockwork Orange. (www.imdb.com/name/nm0268306/)

www.easter1916.ie/index.php/people…homas-macdonagh/

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