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QuickTimeN and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Nicole Crowe 6 Heavy raindrops pelted the thick glass windows of the dark lit tavern, as the bartender got ready to close shop for the night. It had been very slow the past couple of months, while the small town of Galway, Ireland slowly eroded with poverty and hardships. The young Martin Crowe deeply sighed as he shook the drunken regulars out of their stupor and onto the cobblestone road outside and wiped down the remaining tables. He relinquished at the thought of having to give this place up. The Crowe’s Bar had been in the family for generations and had recently been handed down to his entitlement after his father John passed away only 6 months prior. This time would be around the late 1800’s and Martin was still a young strapping lad not even 17 years old. Even more curious yet was that he had a special skill in the language of Gaelic, a forbidden language for the Irish. At this time due to the overpowering British rulers whom saw this unique and beautiful Irish language as a threat to them and their ruling. “Sinn Féin which stands for [Irish, =we, ourselves] was a Irish nationalist movement [started in the early 1900’s]. It had its roots in the Irish cultural revival at the end of the 19th century, and the growing nationalist disenchantment with the constitutional Home Rule movement. The founder (1900) was Arthur Griffith , who in 1899 established the first of the patriotic journals, The United Irishman, in which he advocated complete national self-reliance. The movement was not, at first, an overtly political one, nor did it advocate violence. Its method was, rather, one of passive resistance to all things English and included an attempted revival of Irish Gaelic”( SINN FÉIN). However, Martin cautiously continued using and teaching this language in his everyday life. He
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QuickTimeI and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeI and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. was a perfect example of a stereotypical Irishmen, whom are stubborn people known to fight for what they believe in, that’s why their most common nickname is the fighting Irish. As days went by and more people began to get sucked into the emigration movement, due to the still ever present after effects of the devastating potato famine, things weren’t looking up for the Crowe’s. In fact, in the year 1912 the moment that he hoped would never happen did. A group of British politicians somehow caught wind of a boy speaking the forbidden tongue, and pursued young Martin, making him one of Irelands youngest political prisoner in history, at age 16. His family was heartbroken and also feared for their looming economic situation as well. Losing a male figure in a family in poverty-stricken times was a hard blow for any family to take in Europe at this time. While in Prison Martin secretly continued to teach the Gaelic language to other Irish
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