Category Archive: Easter Week Rising 1916

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 .

John Joseph ('Sean') Conroy

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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Oct 03

“The Fighting Old Guard” : The O’Doherty family in the North Dock

Michael O'Doherty

“One of the cheeriest men in the ward, and one of the most particular as to the set of his hair.”   During the 1916 Rebellion Michael O’Doherty of the Irish Citizen Army was wounded 12 times – 1 bullet hit his right eye; 2 his left arm; 1 his left jaw; 1 the left …

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Sep 20

The Reluctant Volunteer: The story of John Dutton Cooper

All Ireland football final (replay) 1938

“…some practical demonstration of the nations gratitude to one who took a risk in its hour of need.”      On Sunday  the 23rd October 1938, at a less than full Croke Park, the crowd saw a tightly fought replay between Galway and Kerry in the All Ireland Football Final. With minutes to go and trailing …

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Sep 14

Together in Arms: Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen

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Together in Arms Kathleen Lynn’s relationship with Madeleine ffrench-Mullen by Carmel E. Darcy Why are the names of Dr. Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen inseparably linked? Using mainly the diaries of Kathleen Lynn, I will examine the thirty-year relationship between Kathleen and Madeleine in this paper. What was the nature of their relationship, and if …

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