Category Archive: Easter Week Rising 1916

Apr 14

1917 – James O’Neill, The Irish Citizen Army, and reorganization in the Docklands.

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 It is a Dublin Tradition that crowds gather for the midnight bells at Christ Church Cathedral to ring in the New Year. As the historic year of 1916 was passing into 1917 why should things be any different? Earlier in the week British Army Recruitment posters had been ripped from the railings and the Dublin …

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Feb 24

“Walter Carpenter , Communist” – by D.R.O’Connor Lysaght

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Last year the East Wall History Group marked the 90th anniversary of the death of Walter Carpenter by erecting a plaque on the former family home on Caledon Road and launching an excellent book written by his Grand Daughter Ellen Galvin. To mark his anniversary this year , we are presenting this piece by D.R.O’Connor …

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Oct 27

EAST WALL HISTORY FESTIVAL 2016

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Sep 18

“Rebellion 1916 : A peoples History” Videos now available

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            The East Wall History Group ,in conjunction with the Cabra 1916 Rising Committee , hosted this event at City Hall in April . These two videos capture the flavour of the day .Both were produced by Eoin McDonnell , and were made possible by the support of the Dublin City …

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Jun 11

1916 , local history and East Wall & North Wall schools

Three videos of some of the events at local schools during the 1916 centenary year . All produced by Eoin McDonnell , and features pupils from St Joseph’s Co-ed  East Wall and St Laurence O’Toole’s CBS Seville Place.     The local history groups involved can be contacted at :  eastwallhistory@gmail.com northdockpeople@gmail.com  

May 04

1916: The destruction of Liberty Hall & Walter Carpenter

Damages at Liberty Hall 1916

“For many years past, Liberty Hall has been a thorn in the side of the Dublin Police and the Irish Government. It was the centre of social anarchy, the brain of every riot and disturbance.”  - Irish Times 1916 During the week of the Easter Rising Liberty Hall was extensively damaged by British artillery. Some …

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Apr 30

‘I am Muirchú’ by Rita Edwards (Remembering the Helga)

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‘I am Muirchú’   by  Rita Edwards I am Muirchú the ‘Hound of the Sea’. I was not always known as Muirchú. When I was built in the Liffey Dockyard in Dublin in 1908 – a steam yacht with 323 tons displacement, capable of reaching a speed of 14.6 knots – I was named Helga II. …

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Apr 25

Sean O’Casey and the fighting men of 1916

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These four watercolours by Sean O’Casey illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the fighting men of the 1916 Rising. O’Casey had been a founding member and secretary of the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 until he resigned in 1914. He was not a combatant in the Rising though he was caught up in the …

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Apr 17

The 1916 Rising and the local area – April 2016 newsletter available

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Photo credits : Denis Kelly , courtesy Eibhlinn Ni Oisin . Robert Humphreys funeral firing party , courtesy (and copywrite) David Coffey.

Apr 10

The Lost Life of Paddy Lynch; GPO Garrison 1916

Battle Scarred building on Moore Lane

“I saw him being shot. He was not shot with his own gun. He was hit in the neck. It happened just outside the wall of O’Briens Mineral Water Factory in Moore Lane”.      The photo above shows a bullet riddled building on Moore Lane, a shocking indication of the ferocity of the fighting which …

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