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Emmett The 1803 Hero
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11:27 AM on May 24, 2015
Which local hero have we forgotten?
Why not tell us who you'd like Windy Arbour Village to remember in our 2016 Celebrations
11:24 AM on May 24, 2015
Windy Arbour's teenage revolutionaryo Robert Emmet, and his brother Thomas, grew up in Clonskeagh at the house known then as The Casino near Bird Avenue. During the Rebellion of 1798, Robert hid in a secret room under the lawn, while his brother Thomas Emmet, who had helped Wolfe Tone to plan the Rising was in jail in Scotland. The Emmets were brought up in the Church of Ireland, but like many people from Ascendency families, they were profoundly influenced by the Nonconformist and Republican ideas that were fanned into flames by the French and US revolutions. After his father died and left him a small inheritance, Emmet used his money to design new kinds of weapons which were used in the 1803 rebellion. His friend and co-conspirator Ann Devlin was imprisoned for years after his execution, but she kept the identities of his supporters secret, despite huge cost to herself and her family. How can we remember our teenage rebel in 2016?
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