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Lisa Dwyer Hogg takes part in a segment dealing with James Connolly in UCD’s ‘Signatories’ in Kilmainham Gaol last night. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

Lisa Dwyer Hogg takes part in a segment dealing with James Connolly in UCD’s ‘Signatories’ in Kilmainham Gaol last night. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

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Lisa Dwyer Hogg takes part in a segment dealing with James Connolly in UCD’s ‘Signatories’ in Kilmainham Gaol last night. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

It is sometimes forgotten that the bloodshed, and bombing of Easter 1916 coincided with the tercentenary celebrations of Shakespeare's death.

It isn't totally surprising we should forget that anniversary. After all, the founding of the state may seem more important than the cross dressing in 'As You Like It'.


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