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.
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 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
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 Post office records and photographs, many previously unpublished,
Originally published by The Kerryman in the this is one of the four title in the 'Fighting Stories' Series. It records the events of the War of Independence in the words of the people who fought it and those who wrote about it at the time.
Even those who know a great deal about the Easter Rising may not know that there were temporary ceasefires in the St Stephen's Green area, to allow the park attendants to feed the Green's ducks. Few know that the first shots of the rising were