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By Joe Power

Aristocrats and itinerants, unionists and nationalists, Catholics and Protestants – the nice battle united hundreds of thousands of Clare women and men to a reason for which a lot of them could exit to struggle and die.

Their reasons assorted from a feeling of responsibility to 'king and state' to main issue concerning the destiny of 'poor Catholic Belgium'; from mercenary factors, fuelled by way of poverty, to the ethical responsibility to struggle for civilization opposed to the 'savage Huns', or, like many younger males, to the easy thirst for experience.

This seminal paintings makes an attempt, for the 1st time, to appreciate what particularly occurred in County Clare through the nice struggle, how its financial and political lifestyles was once considerably reworked in this negative clash, and the way the contribution of these who gave their lives was once mostly written out of history.'

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