The sunburst flag of revolutionary youth.

The sunburst flag of revolutionary youth’ by Donal Fallon and ‘Come Here To Me’

“The flag will soon be on display in Dublin’s City Hall, on loan from London, but the question remains – how did it end up there in the first place?”

Excellent article on the Fianna Éireann Gal Gréine (Sunburst) flag which is housed at the Imperial War Museum in London but which will be ‘loaned’ back to Dublin for the Centenary Commemorations this year.

The article also gives a good background to the organisation and its origins. It’s well worth a read!!!

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LordMayorAn tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh and the banner of Na Fianna Éireann, Imperial War Museum. (Image Credit: An Phoblacht, http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/25620)

The Imperial War Museum in London is one of my favourite museums to visit anywhere in the world, and I’ve been fortunate enough to pass through its doors on several occasions. Rather than being a jingoistic celebration of war and conflict – which such a museum could easily be – I’ve always found it does a great job in bringing the horrible realities of conflict home. There is an entire section of the museum given over to telling the story of the Holocaust through personal stories of those who suffered at the hands of fascist terror. It is the most moving exhibition of its kind I have ever encountered, and I’ve seen it reduce people to tears.

From India to the Boer War, and from the trenches of the Somme…

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