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Sunday, April 24, 2016

O is for On Banna Strand

A to Z Challenge 2016:  Easter Rising of 1916
2016 is the 100 year anniversary of this important moment in Irish history.  Join me throughout the month of April for an A to Z of the Easter Rising of 1916.

A is About the Easter Rising
B is for Boland's Mill
C is for Cumann na mBan
D is for Dublin Castle
E is for Enniscorthy
F is for The Foggy Dew
G is for General Post Office (GPO)
H is for Henry Street
I is for the Irish Republican Brotherhood
J is for Jacob's Biscuit Factory
K is for Kilmainham Gaol
L is for Liberty Hall
M is for Countess Markievicz
N is for National Anthem

O is for On Banna Strand
This song tells the story of Roger Casement, who was arrested before the 1916 Rising even started while trying to get weapons from the Germans on Banna Strand.  He was the only member of the rebels who was executed outside of Ireland, but was later returned to Ireland to be buried.

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