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Science Gallery Dublin

Open for submissions from 11th May 09:00 to 4th June 16:00

Season dates: 20th November to 21st February… 718 more words

From Art to Execution

BOOK REVIEW by Robert Butler

Rόisín Ní Ghairbhí, 16 Lives Willie Pearse,  The O’Brien Press, Dublin, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-84717-267-9

RRP: €12.99; epub  €10.99.

In the early hours of 4 May 1916, Willie Pearse and three of his colleagues were executed by firing squad for their part in the Easter Rising. 892 more words


Arbor Hill Cemetery

Arbor Hill was a very sobering site visit. The memorial for the 14 executed rebellion leaders featured a gold cross and an Irish flag. Each man’s name was engraved in the stone in both English and Gaelic. 387 more words

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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol was built out of limestone and featured tall walls and towers.  The limestone gave no insulation and therefore the prisoners were susceptible to the bitter cold. 623 more words

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The executions begin

On this day, 99 years ago, the fateful decision to execute the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland came to fruition. The men were taken from their cells and killed for their role in the uprising during Easter week. 127 more words

Irish History

What the Arch Could Tell... by Michael McKenna

Coincidentally, earlier today I read a great article on the ‘Controversial’ Fusiliers Arch which is the first thing you see as you look out the windows of the Food Village ( 259 more words

Fusilier's Arch

The Cost of the Rising

As my commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising closes out for the year, I feel that it is important to acknowledge that this conflict, like any other, had a downside. 608 more words

Irish History