Saturday 27 May 2017

Facts of 1916 not taught in schools

VINCENT Duggan (Letters, April 8), seems perplexed by Kevin Myers's harping on about 1916, but someone has to hammer home the truths that lie behind the myths that were drummed into the heads of generations of Irish schoolchildren.

Because of the deliberate omission of historically pertinent facts and the inclusion of accounts of events liberally embellished by local "historians", misguided loyalty to the 1916 "story" remains stubbornly resistant to logical reasoning.

The facts are radically different from the garbage that passes for historical perspective in school classrooms and should have been revised and corrected long before the myths became established.

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