All Blog Posts Tagged 'Easter Rising' (67)

The Poet



To the memory of a visionary born on this day 10 November 1879.

Thank you, Patrick, for your bravery, commitment and inspiration.

This is a personal tribute to a handful of dreamers, the brave men and women of Ireland, the poet and the grocer, the tobacconist and the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Production Team Moves From Easter Rising to 'Snow Falls'

One of the many events held during 2016 to honour those who took part in the Easter Rising 100 years before was a stage play From the Backbone Out, which told the story of Richard O’Carroll, a labour leader…

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Added by James O'Brien on January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

'Irishmen and Irishwomen': For 1916 From 2016

During the past year I had the privilege and honour to be commissioned to write a new orchestral suite for 1916 by Roscommon County Council. The suite, called IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN, is of eight movements

1. IRISHMEN AND…

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Added by Vincent Kennedy on January 1, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian

Alice Milligan (1866-1953) was born into a middle-class Methodist family, one of 11 children. (Some sources would suggest that there were 13 children.) Her father was Seaton Milligan, a writer, poet, antiquary, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), and a businessman. Her…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments


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Nora Connolly O’Brien -- Prodigy, Rebel, Politician, Connolly's Daughter

Nora Connolly was born into a family that knew hardship from birth. The second child of James Connolly and Lillie Connolly (nee Reynolds), she would forge her way through life based on the knowledge and learning that was instilled into her by both of her…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on September 23, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

GPO Dublin 1916

My Grandfather was John Joseph Scollan, Commandant, Hibernian Rifles.

He was at The GPO in Easter 1916 with James Connolly and Michael Collins and the seven signatories to the 1916 proclamation of The Irish Republic. I am presently researching his life, having just returned from Dublin.

Photo: The General…

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Added by John Scollan on August 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


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Lillie Connolly -- Mother And Rebel, Widow of James Connolly



Racing fruitlessly after a tram that was speeding away from him, a young British soldier spotted a shy young woman, out for a stroll in Dublin City, on her day off from working as a governess in Merrion Square. Lillie Reynolds, a softly spoken young woman…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on August 12, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Reliving the 'Magic' at Pearse's Cottage in Connemara

photo of Piaras F. Mac Lochlainn at Rosmuc

My mother (God rest her) must have taken this photo. It was in Connemara and they were on their honeymoon… It was a long time ago, but we still had a copy in a dusty old photo album at home in Ranelagh. It was lovely to see it projected onto the gable end of Pearse’s Cottage in Ros Muc last weekend.

It’s a long story. But maybe today, I’ll just tell you about the short film that I produced as part of my artist’s…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on August 5, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Easter Week 1916: Seachtain na Cásca

Easter is the principal feast day of the Christian religion, and, like the Jewish feast of Passover – which immediately preceded the first Easter, it is rooted in an actual event. Like Passover, it represents a passage from darkness to light, from death to life. The…

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Added by Liam Murphy on April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bruton: Commemorations Reveal What We Believe Today

Speech by John Bruton, former Taoiseach, at 11 a.m., Monday 28th March, in Iveagh House, Dublin, as part of RTE's “Reflecting the Rising” series.

President John Kennedy once said that a “nation reveals itself “ by the events and people it chooses to commemorate.

This state is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

The Easter Rising's Forgotten Battle

The GPO, Mount Street Bridge, The South Dublin Union -- these are names that resonate when it comes to Easter 1916 as the battlegrounds for what became Padraig Pearse’s ‘glorious failure.’ However, for some quirk of history, the success that took place in…

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Added by David Lawlor on March 25, 2016 at 3:30am — 15 Comments

Wild West Irish Tours Celebrating With Rising Focus, $400 Off

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Ireland's History -- In Search of Unsung Heroes

The following comment to a recent post of mine, this by Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. , had me perplexed for a minute, as I do know that there…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 11, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

'Cásca'16' -- Birth of a Nation?

May 27th, sees the opening night of Cásca '16' -- a musical drama based on the events of the Easter Rising of 1916.

The production, penned by myself will be held at the South Birmingham College, For further information you'll find me on

Cásca'16 web…

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Added by Risteárd Sinclair on February 29, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Erskine Childers: Author, Irish Gunrunner, Churchill's Bête Noire

Robert Erskine Childers {Erskine} 25th June 1870 – 24 Nov1922 -  was born in Mayfair…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 28, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Commemorating the Martyrs of 1916

Following the surrender of the Easter Rising, the  Rebel leaders were tried, court-martialed and executed by firing squad in the former stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Prison, Dublin, from May 3rd to May 12th 1916, with Roger Casement being court-martialed and hanged in the U.K. on 3rd August 1916.

General Sir John…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 24, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

My Granny, the Looter -- One of Many During Easter Week

To have a relative who was ‘out’ in 1916 – that is, someone who took part in that mad assault on the British Empire known as the Easter Rising – is something to be treasured.

Of course, there were plenty of other…

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Added by David Lawlor on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — 9 Comments


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About the 1916 Irish Proclamation and Signatories

The Irish Proclamation 1916

In preparing this blog, I realise how little I know about the 1916 Proclamation, the Signatories and the Easter Rising. While this blog only touches the tip of the story of the Proclamation I hope it is of…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 6, 2016 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

1916 Rising Commemorative Film

I have produced an education film on Ireland's quest for Independence, to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. I have been showcasing the film at schools and festivals around Ireland for the past 12 months. The film has been placed on DVD and can…

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Added by Gerard McCarthy on February 6, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


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A Short History of Michael Collins, Ireland's 'Big Fellow'

One of the most iconic figures that emerged out of the Easter Rising was Michael Collins. Born in 1890, he was the third son in a family of eight children. Some sources would suggest that the Collins family were part of a very ancient clan who…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 16, 2016 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

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