November 24, 2013

Being Irish is not about being anti-British, Ctd

In a 2011 article for the Guardian ahead of the Queen's visit to Ireland here, Fintan O'Toole wrote on Irish identity:
"For the task that the GAA will complete when the Queen visits Croke Park is a momentous one – that of creating a distinctive and proud Irish identity that is not anti-British. The GAA came out of a time when the easiest answer to the question "what does it mean to be Irish?" was "not British". It takes real courage to replace that easy negative with something more positive and fluid."
Full Guardian article here. My earlier post on creating an inclusive Irish identity that does not define itself by its anti-Britishness is here.

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