Originally Posted by weeboab
Was watching this tonight, and was very surprised to discover that James Connolly was in fact born in Glasgow!!!
Strange then that I used to live in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, where the tenement block where I had a flat, actually had a plaque on the wall describing it as the birthplace of James Connolly. I must also inform my friends in the James Connolly Society in Edinburgh, that they are in fact marching in the wrong city to commemorate this great Scottish Socialist.
Maybe Feargal is thinking of that other great son of Scotland, Billy Connolly, who was in fact born in Glasgow, but maybe didn't have quite the same impact on workers rights?
That's right, Connelly was born in Edinburgh, his father used to shovel ****e for a living, sorry I couldn't think of a more polite way of putting it. Isn't Billy Connelly of Irish parentage??
I missed the last few epsisodes so hopefully this will be repeated or released on dvd. It was a very well put together series in my view, though I know not everybody agrees on its content. The last episode was possibly the weakest of the ones I saw, though that's possibly because it focused on the period of Irish history I am most familiar with already.