A band of amateurs, poets and romantics. We owe them so much
One thing we do know is that there were never so many dying to die. Today, 100 years on, hundreds of thousands of the citizens of the country the revolutionaries died and helped found pay homage to the fallen.
All around us, the debate rages.
Were those who died for Ireland in 1916 a bunch of hapless lunatics and romantics who were certain that whatever did they did God was on their side?