In the long and epic fight for Irish independence, few events match the drama and tragedy of the Easter Rising of Inspired by the legends of old and sharing the dream of an independent Ireland, an extraordinary alliance of men and women sought to
The 1916 Rising has been studied from many different angles over the years but the unique perspective of GPO staff on the events of Easter Week has not previously been examined. Post office records and photographs, many previously unpublished,
This book seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a 'long revolution' in Irish history. The origins of the long revolution lie in the second half of the nineteenth century, and its legacy is still being played
When the outbreak of World War I delayed home rule for Ireland, a faction of Irish nationalists - the Irish Republican Brotherhood - decided to take direct action. On Easter Monday a rebellion was launched from the steps of the Dublin General Pos
All in the Blood : A Memoir of the Plunkett Family, the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence
When the rebellion of 1916 had ended, more than 400 people were dead and over wounded. More than half of these were civilians, but even for those civilians who were not direct casualties, the rising was one of the most momentous experiences
A vivid and entertaining guide to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland.
In April the Easter Rising broke out in Dublin. History remembers it as Irish rebel against English soldier, but the truth is more complicated. Thousands of British army soldiers in the Rising were Irishmen, including Second-Lieutenant Ro
The book explores the background to the rising, the development of the Fenian tradition running in parallel with the parliamentary tradition, the effect of the cultural revolution of the early twentieth century in forming the minds of the men who made
On Friday 28 April the (Fingal) Battalion of the Irish Volunteers under Commandant Thomas Ashe and Lieutenant Richard Mulcahy fought a battle against the Royal Irish Constabulary at Ashbourne in County Meath.