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Irish Flag in the Yard at Kilmainham  
   

Irish Flag in the Yard at Kilmainham

Our tour guide reminded us that the colors of the flag represent: green, the traditional color of the Irish Catholic tradition, orange, the color of the Protestants in Ireland (from William of Orange), and white for the hope of peace between these two groups. Our tour guide described this as the peace which Ireland finally has and hopes will continue into the future.
Kilmainham Jail and the Easter Rising of 1916

July 24th 2009
We arrived in Dublin on Sunday. We are staying on the campus of Dublin City University (DCU), which is about 3-4 miles north of the center of Dublin. There’s so much to say about Dublin, but for now I’ll just share some photos and thoughts on the places we have visited that relate to the most important event in 20th century Irish history, the Easter Rising of 1916. The most important place ... read more
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Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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