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Hints & Hits 7: "A Standing Army - stranded at Clontarf", William Tell, Dublin, 1844

The 'standing army' uselessly occupies the deserted strand at Clontarf and is urged by O'Connell top go home quietly. Humiliating submission to state diktat is turned into triumph - bloodshed is avoided by O'Connell's wisdom. One soldier spies on the horizon a flette of Repeal supporters arriging from abroad. Such disaporic connections were an important aspect of O'Connell's repertoire, but the image of ships from America and France may also have carried another nationalist message in this context - the limited support Ireland was likely to offer Britain in the case of international war, so long as Repeal was denied.

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current19:41, August 5, 2009Thumbnail for version as of 19:41, August 5, 2009640 × 544 (155 KB)Nicknack009 (Talk | contribs)Hints & Hits 7: "A Standing Army - stranded at Clontarf", William Tell, Dublin, 1844 The 'standing army' uselessly occupies the deserted strand at Clontarf and is urged by O'Connell top go home quietly. Humiliating submission to state diktat is turne

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