"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, thats all who ever have."
--Margaret Mead
Since the 1600's Ireland had been controlled by those in England. From the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Cromwellian conquest of Ireland 1649-53, the Rebellion (Wolfe Tone Rising) of 1798, The 1916 Easter Rising, The Irish Revolution 1919-22. Ireland has ever fought to be free, finally Ireland became a Free State in 1921 and a Republic 1949, except for one green field. Northern Ireland was still in bondage.
What Wolf Tone dreamed of, an Ireland that belonged to the Irish, has still not come to pass over 200 years later. Hundres of years of sacrafice and a consistant stand against tyranny, no country has endured more.
There is finally peace in the land, lets hope the last green field will soon be set free.
Living here in the USA, July 4th has never meant as much to me as it has since I began this research and discovered the crippling conditons our ancestors delt with under British occupation.
This page is dedicated to our Marmion Ancestors who deamed of a better life.
"Beware the Risen People
who have Harried and Held,
Ye that have Bullied and Bribed."
- Padraig Pearse
other songs of bravery