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Tadh Sean O'Leary Headstone

Another headstone to a victim of the Irish civil war. Fortyish years ago when I was in primary school, history lessons covered the period up to the treaty of 1921 extensively but failed to mention the civil war that followed independence from England. In latter years, reading about the history of the period and the atrocities carried out by both government and anti treaty forces, i have cynical about history and the ability of nations to distort history for political ends.


There is an old saying "The harp went up and the crown came down and everything continued as it was before".


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Taken on June 2, 2012