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De Valera interview 1962

Fr. Hank Tree

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Short but fascinating interview with Dev on his 80th birthday.
[video=youtube;IZWoYF6kRqQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZWoYF6kRqQ[/video]
Talks about:
- His education
- Gaelic League and importance of same, lest we understate it, in terms national freedom. Makes noteworthy comments about James Connolly too.
- Irish language
- Revolutionary period - makes point that our small population and closeness to Britain made our fight against empire more difficult and inevitably brought difficulties
- Happiest personal moments - this is funny because he only ranks his marriage second :p
- Most historic moments in his life
 


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