The sad fact is Irish history rarely gives pleasure, even to the Irish

It is unrealistic to expect the English to remember 1916 (The Irish Times)

K V Turley LCWC on English knowledge, or rather the sad lack thereof, of the country’s past.

A recent Generation Emigration article lamented the lack of historical awareness in England about Ireland, and, in particular, the events of 1916. Having grown up in the North, but lived for decades in England, I would have to agree there is little, if any, awareness amongst the majority here about the history of Ireland. There is also a dearth of knowledge about the history of Scotland, Wales, and even England.

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