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Old 24-02-2018, 11:30 PM
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Question I watched The Wind That Shakes the Barley tonight and it has got me wondering.....

......if like the Spanish civil war it left Irish society divided and embittered and if infact any of that bitterness still exists ?

I know that 2 of the main political parties in the Republic of Ireland, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael came out of opposing sides in the civil war didn't they?
 
Old 24-02-2018, 11:35 PM
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......if like the Spanish civil war it left Irish society divided and embittered and if infact any of that bitterness still exists ?

I know that 2 of the main political parties in the Republic of Ireland, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael came out of opposing sides in the civil war didn't they?
The short answer to that is - yes, very much so.
 
Old 24-02-2018, 11:58 PM
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The short answer to that is - yes, very much so.


Interesting.

The film left me wondering what would have happened if the republicans had won the civil war, would they have invaded the six counties up in the North or would the British have carried out their threat of an immediate war?
 
Old 25-02-2018, 05:42 AM
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The short answer to that is - yes, very much so.


Really ric?

Absolutely no it doesn't. Anyone who still harbors any bitterness does so out of recreational choice. Or because they are exceptionally old.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 06:20 AM
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Old 25-02-2018, 07:40 AM
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Really ric?

Absolutely no it doesn't. Anyone who still harbors any bitterness does so out of recreational choice. Or because they are exceptionally old.


I guess The Irish people must have been quite secure and self-confident about their own sovereignty by 1972 as they voted decisively in favour of joining Europe that year.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 08:56 AM
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Love ken loach. Love cillan Murphy
 
Old 25-02-2018, 09:18 AM
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Love ken loach. Love cillan Murphy


Me too.

I think Cillian Murphy was the reason I managed to entice the missus into watching the film though.

I reckon she was more interested in his cheekbones than the history of the Irish War of Independence. " Oh look it's Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy he's a walking, talking sex symbol."
 
Old 25-02-2018, 09:50 AM
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Lot of bitterness after the civil war, both sides of my family had fought in the British army during the First World War. Were treated as second class citizens in the new free state. I have photos of my grandad and my father and uncle in their blue shirts. Lots of fighting between republicans and blue shirts, cudgels, hurls and the odd gun mad f***ers.
 
Old 25-02-2018, 09:54 AM
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The short answer to that is - yes, very much so.
Bullshit.
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