HOW THE BRITISH TRAINED IRISH REBELS AT FRONGOCH PRISON
“The University of Revolution”
After the Easter Rising in 1916, England was faced with what to do with the several thousand men they’d arrested.The answer was Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales.
Frongoch Internment Camp, a converted whiskey distillery did not squash the desire for Irish independence among the Irish rebels.
The dream of a free Ireland continued to thrive in the hearts and souls of of the men, despite being ripped from their homeland and families and the hardships of prison life. In fact, Frongoch was so beneficial to the War of Independence that it was nicknamed” the University of Revolution.”
The violence of the Troubles in Northern Ireland cannot be overlooked in Irish history so this post is dedicated to that subject.
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