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Irish Contribution to Literature

Irish Contribution to Literature

While the English language reached Ireland during the Middle Ages, the first major flowering of English literature in Ireland came during the eighteenth century.

Patriotism: Early Irish Nationalism

Patriotism: Early Irish Nationalism

The term ‘patriot’ is best known in relation to the American War of Independence but the origins of Patriotism began in Ireland with the writings of Jonathan Swift and William Molyneux who wrote: “liberty seems the independent right of all mankind”.

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