In this section we will be bringing you Special Publications written specifically for The Gerald Keogh Identity Series


Dirty Pieces of Silver

Julio: I cannot get you out of my mind. It’s the first day of February. The weather is magnificent in El Salvador at this time of year. The gardens are full of bougainvillea and orange trumpet flowers under clear blue skies. I cast my eyes on you under the sinking sun. The exhausting heat of …

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The Genealogy of Dublin’s Native Middle-Class

The development of the urban native middle-class has been given scant attention in academic circles. We now know that an extensive Gaelic merchant and trader group began to emerge in Dublin after the death of Oliver Cromwell. It originated directly and indirectly from displaced leaders and professionals of Irish society during the collapse of the …

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The Forgotten 1916 Volunteer

The “ANZAC Incident” Reveille Magazine has just published a special 1916 issue entitled “Easter 1916”. An article written by Raymond Keogh about his granduncle Gerald Keogh appears in this edition which is titled: The Forgotten 1916 Volunteer and the ‘ANZAC Incident’. The Story of Gerald Keogh, D Company 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers; pp. 70-73. Easter …

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Gerald Keogh

Death of a Volunteer

Anzac Bullet Brings Shaw to Town The Dublin Review of Books carries Raymond Keogh’s article about Irish Volunteer Gerald Keogh in Issue 75 (February 2016). It describes how the Anzac bullet that killed Gerald – an incident which occurred in front of Trinity College on Easter Tuesday 1916 – created ripple effects that went far …

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Dublin’s Gaelic Middle-class Identity

Celt in the City James Joyce was the primary representative of Dublin’s native middle-class identity in terms of artistic expression (article #8 GKIS). The class was composed of Gaelic merchants, traders and professionals. But we know relatively little about them: When did they emerge in Dublin? Where did they come from? How did they grow …

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City & Country

Dublin Gaelic Merchants and Traders with Wicklow Roots

Identity and Society The individual originates from his or her biological parents. Each parent originates from a particular family and society. In the case of “The Gerald Keogh Identity Series” the male family that is the focus of attention is the “Keoghs of Ranelagh” here. The society to which these Keoghs belonged was the Gaelic …

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Anzac Digger & Irish Rebel – clash of national symbols

 Anzac Digger & Irish Rebel: Base of Identity Series   Like the “Anzac legend”, the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin is symbolic of that country’s birth pangs into nationhood. The death of a Rebel represents the clash of potent national symbols, executed through the heroic figures of Anzac Digger and Irish Rebel, writes Raymond M Keogh. …

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What does it mean to be Irish in the 21st century?

Identity & History are Linked   Identity and history are linked in many ways. But, many feel that the past is best left alone because of its tendency to open old wounds. They contend that it is better to begin a new chapter in our development without old baggage. The difficulty of this approach is …

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Roof of Trinity 3

Band of Brothers

Complex Family Identity Gerald Keogh—after whom “The Gerald Keogh Identity Series” is named—was the youngest of three other brothers who took part in the Easter Rising in 1916. He was killed by Anzac troops defending Trinity College Dublin. Cyril, who described himself as an actor, was arrested and confined in Richmond Barracks. He, along with …

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