Tag Archive: Drums Under the Window

Apr 24

“A RARE TIME FOR DEATH…” – Sean O’Casey and the Easter Rising

"A company o’ throttin’ lancers ..."

O’Casey was not just one of Irelands greatest playwrights, he also wrote a large amount of other material, including six volumes of autobiography. In these edited extracts, we look at his own experiences during Easter week 1916. Despite his earlier involvement with many of the revolutionary movements in the city,  O’Casey was a non-combatant in …

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