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Undoubtedly She Was Ready to Kill: Constance Markiewicz at St Stephen’s Green

An enduring controversy has raged over the role of Constance Markiewicz in the death of DMP Constable Michael Lahiff at St Stephen’s Green on the first day of the Easter Rising in 1916. 1,421 more words

De Valera’s ‘Last Letter’, Kilmainham, May 1916

1916 Rising

telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

I've just been reading Charles Townshend's book 'Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion' and was searching for the photograph it includes of Eamon de Valera surrendering with his men at the end of the uprising. I found it at this excellent blog post, which includes a great deal of other interesting information, so I thought I'd reblog the whole thing!

The Rebel - Pádraig Pearse Poem

The following is a famous poem by Pádraig Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Pearse was executed by the British colonial authorities after the failed rebellion. 474 more words


Book Review: Easter 1916 the Irish Rebellion

Easter 1916 the Irish Rebellion by Charles Townshend. Published in 2015 by Penguin

I’m going to start this review with a warning: Charles Townshend is one of my favorite historians. 852 more words


National Republican Easter Commemoration

Republican political party Saoradh (web | fb) are organising a ‘National Republican Easter Commemoration’ on the Saturday before Easter Sunday (which is April 1st, this year). 39 more words



This Dublin exhibition from The Complex pairs images of rebels from the 1916 Rising with a statement from witness accounts and an image of a relative. 174 more words


Winnie Carney at the GPO, via #Herstory

Last night, the image of Winifred Carney was one of those projected onto the GPO as part of #Herstory, to coincide with Nollaig na mBan (literary, ‘the women’s Christmas’, the traditional Irish name for the Christian feast of the Epiphany in Ireland). 173 more words