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    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    Although he's not as well-known as Collins or de Valera, the academic and politician Eoin MacNeill played an important role during the Irish Revolutionary period. A brilliant historian and scholar, he worked alongside many of the more celebrated leaders of Irish nationalism.    Next Saturday marks the centenary of MacNeill’s seminal article “The North Began”, which signified an important turning point in the struggle for Irish independence.  Lorcan Clancy looked back at MacNeill’s early life, and how he came to write “The North Began”.   Such was the strength of McNeill’s article that the Irish Volunteers were formed a few ...

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