An Unlikely Sniper!

Although the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising in Dublin are now over the role of the Scots involved in the struggle to end British rule in Ireland at the time is to be highlighted in a new book (link):

http://www.thenational.scot/…/15025055.Book_pays_tribute_t…/

The book is scheduled to be published in time for Easter this year.

Although the most prominent Scot involved was Edinburgh born James Connolly who was executed in the days immediately after the rising many other Scottish people were prominent including women such Margaret Skinnider who was a republican combatant and due to shooting skills acquired at home was a noted sniper during the battle with the British (links):

https://www.celticleague.net/ne…/a-truly-remarkable-woman-2/
http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/…/interact…/margaret-skinnider/

Image: Margaret Skinnider

BERNARD MOFFATT
pp Celtic League.

16/01/17

 

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