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La webradio de l'improbable et de l'inouï

La webradio de l'improbable et de l'inouï

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Tiger Lillies : Video Rarely seen clip of The Tiger Lillies performing the song 'Hell' on a Welsh TV show in 1995 or 1996. Featuring that bloke from 'Flying Pickets'. Martyn Jacques - Accordion/Vocals Adrian Huge - Drums Phil Butcher - Double Bass Live on RTE One The Tiger Lillies are a cult three-piece band, based in London. Their surreal style has been described as darkly humorous, Brechtian, gypsy cabaret. Prelude to the Irish Famine: Demographics There are no reliable population figures for Ireland before 1841, however estimates (often based on Hearth Money Returns) have been carried as far back as 1700. These figures show that Ireland's population rose slowly from around 3 million in 1700 until the last half of the 18th century when it had reached 4 million. It then entered a rapid period of increase (around 1.6% per annum) which appears to have slowed to 0.6% by 1830. By 1841, the population had reached 8.2 million (according to the census, but the actual figure may be nearer 8.5 million). The population would probably have levelled off at a value of 9 million had it not been for the famine that began in 1845. The following graph shows Ireland's population since 1700.

Multitext - William Carleton Novelist. He was born 4 March 1794, in Prillisk, near Clogher in Co. Tyrone. A History of Ireland and Her People FEATURED eBOOKS Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella "Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories." Ulster-Scots History Migration back and forth across the narrow North Channel between Scotland and Ireland, which at its narrowest point (between Torr Head and the Mull of Kintyre) is only 13 miles apart, has been ongoing from time immemorial, Scotland owing its very name to Roman times and the settlement of Irish-speaking gaels in Argyle who were known as Scotti. County Antrim and County Down were essentially the majority of the Anglo-Norman Earldom of Ulster, founded by Hugh de Lacy in 1205. Walter de Burgh succeeded de Lacy and became the first Earl of Ulster in 1264. Walter was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard Og de Burgh “The Red Earl”. Richard de Burgh’s daughter Elizabeth became the second wife of King Robert the Bruce in 1302.

The Geraldines: The House of Desmond and the House of Kildare Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull THE history of the fifteenth century was in England largely occupied by the savage dynastic struggles known as the Wars of the Roses. In Ireland it was a century in which similar struggles were carried on by the three great families of the Ormondes, Kildares, and Desmonds, whose efforts for power kept Ireland in a like state of turmoil. The Wars of the Roses had a direct effect upon Ireland, for the Ormondes as Lancastrians and the Desmonds as Yorkists took an active part in the contests, fighting on opposite sides. The Story of the Irish Race, Page 9 The Geraldines The history of the Gaelicised Fitzgeralds (the Geraldines) is in a sense the history of the fortunes of Southern Ireland for an extensive period. In Desmond, South Munster and the lands adjoining they ruled as absolute monarchs over a hundred miles of territory. The Geraldines of Kildare held the entire county of Kildare, with parts of Meath, Dublin and Carlow, while their castles stretched beyond Strangford Lough on the coast of Down to Adare.

Multitext - Landlordism Landlords were owners or lease-holders of property who rented some or all their land to others. Some landlords were landowners; others had virtual ownership of land, that is, they held it on perpetuity leases or for terms of several hundred years. Landlords of the nineteenth century and before have a bad image in the Irish popular mind. (Strangely, this attitude does not apply to modern landlords.) This reflects many things: nationalist writings, Land League propaganda, bitter memories of evictions, the landlords’ colonial origins, and their predatory rents. Nationalism, socialism and the partition of Ireland : Class struggle in Belfast 1880-1920 Printer-friendly version The period of Irish history from the 1880's to the 1920's defined and divided politics including socialist politics, on the island for the rest of the century. The most militant workers struggles occurred in the second half of that period, north and south, concentrated in the last five years. In terms of working class struggle the periods of militancy of northern and southern workers coincide.

Anarchist organisation in Ireland A collection of articles from the British anarchist newpaper freedom about the home rule and land struggles in Ireland from 1887-88 Home Rule and After. IMPRESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH ANARCHIST IN IRELAND. Article published in FREEDOM Vol. 2.