Category Archive: Easter Week Rising 1916

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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Apr 08

Sean O’Casey Theatre – 1916 Centenary programme

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Mar 25

“Fighting and hoping” – James Connolly to Chris Caffrey , March 1916

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A fascinating piece of local and family memorabilia , with real historical significance . Signed “Yours , fighting and hoping , James Connolly” . The back of the photograph is really important , as it notes , “From J. Connolly  , to C.Caffrey , March 25th , 1916″. This was of course  just one month before the …

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Mar 07

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

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Jan 31

1916 Rising Centenary – First local events for East Wall , North Strand and North Wall

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The first local events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising are taking place on Friday 5th  & Saturday 6th February. Held in conjunction with the Gallery of Photography (Ireland ) there will be a great opportunity to have your photos , memorabilia and documents scanned and become part of the national heritage . …

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Jan 22

The 1916 Rising and the local area – January 2016 newsletter published

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The second edition of the North Dock Peoples History newsletter has been published .  Part of our programme of events and publications to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising , the newsletter is available in local schools , community facilities , some shops and will also be distributed door-to-door in some parts of the …

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Jan 15

John Joseph Conroy – The volunteer who done it all .

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John Joseph Conroy was barely 40 years old when he died from Tubercolosis on 15th January 1937. A past pupil of both St Laurence O’Tooles on Seville Place and the Wharf Boys School in East Wall, he had served time as an apprentice at the Dublin Dockyard Company. As a boy he had joined the …

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Dec 06

The 1916 Rising and the local area – new project launched

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