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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Q is for the Quiet Man

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
P is for Padraig Pearse

Q is for the Quiet Man

Arthur Shields, who played the Reverend Playfair in the John Wayne movie The Quiet Man, also participated in the Rising of 1916.
Arthur was an actor at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.  He had a rifle stashed under the stage, and when the Rising began, he grabbed the rifle and joined the men at the GPO.  He helped out with a radio broadcast about the Rising.  He was imprisoned after the surrender but was eventually released and continued with his acting career.

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