Tag Archive: 1916 rising

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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Apr 04

A FAMILY AT WAR WITH AN EMPIRE – Christy and ‘Dina’ Crothers of the Irish Citizen Army

Christy and 'Dina' Crothers

From the  Easter Rising to Bloody Sunday and Civil War    On Easter Monday 1916 amongst those who set out to ‘Break the chains with England’ was 14 year old Christy Crothers of the Irish Citizen Army. His Rising would be short lived, as on Tuesday afternoon, due to his young age he was ordered …

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Apr 21

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : O’Connell street , Spencer Dock and Abercorn Road

Troops below Spencer Dock Bridge 1911 Rail Strike

“I thought that no man liveth and dieth to himself, so I put behind what I thought and what I did , the panorama of the world I lived in- the things that made me.”     Sean O’Casey (1948)   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey in 1964 . …

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Apr 01

From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising

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From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising  Easter Monday 1916 was a defining moment in Irish history. At noon of that day, a rebellion against British rule was launched in Dublin City, which was to set in motion a series of events that would shape the Island of …

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