All Blog Posts Tagged 'Easter Rising' (67)

The Easter Rising, America's Civil War, and 'The Minstrel Boy'

In early 1916, a young Irishman was making secret plans to travel from England to Dublin to take up arms in an insurrection to achieve Irish independence. This was Liam Parr, a singer and bagpiper who was sometimes known as the ‘The Minstrel…


Added by Robin stocks on January 7, 2016 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Silent Radical: Winifred Carney (Documentary From NV TV)

I would love all of you to see a very recent film piece about my Aunt Winifred.  Here she is for a posed photograph with her mother (Sarah Cassidy Carney) and her two sisters, Mabel and Maud, who later become nuns.  She is standing between her…


Added by Joan Austin on December 13, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Presenting the 1916 Proclamation Set to Music

I have always loved these words and what they aspire to, from the 1916 Proclamation:

The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness…


Added by Vincent Kennedy on November 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

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First Casualties of the Easter Rising Were in Kerry

On Good Friday, April 21st, 1916, a very young and excited Colm Ó Lochlainn, a captain in the Irish Volunteers, set out that morning in Dublin on his bike, knowing that he would be leading a group of men to complete a mission that was…


Added by That's Just How It Was on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 54 Comments

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Winifred Carney: Family Photo, Courtesy of Joan Austin

My thanks to Joan Austin for providing this photo of Winifred, and her mother and two sisters. I just want to share it with The Wild Geese readers.

Hello Joan Austin, thank you so very much for that piece of information that eludes the history records. I will of course alter …


Added by That's Just How It Was on August 18, 2015 at 7:30am — 16 Comments

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Winnie Carney, 'Typist With the Webley' and Connolly Confidante

Marie Winifred Carney was born into a large family of seven children to Alfred / Sarah Cassidy Carney ; in Bangor, County Down – her parents were…


Added by That's Just How It Was on August 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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Jennie Wyse-Power: Entrepreneur, Revolutionary, Treaty Supporter

Jane [Jennie] Wyse-Power nee O'Toole was born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, in 1856 to Edward And Mary O’Toole [nee Norton]. Her father owned his own business and before she was two years of age her father had sold his business and moved the family to Dublin. Some sources say she attended attended Warrenmount National School or the Loreto Day School Dublin.

Pictured, 'Liberty Girls,' with Wyse-Power in the…


Added by That's Just How It Was on August 5, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

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Elizabeth O'Farrell: Nurse and Rebel -- Airbrushed From Irish History

Elizabeth O’Farrell was born in 1884 at 33 City Quay, Dublin, to Christopher and Margaret O’Farrell [nee Kenneah]. Her father died when she was a small child, so this left her family not only bereft but financially insecure. Not born with a…


Added by That's Just How It Was on July 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Rendezvous with Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz

Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz’s amazing life came into my purview on my second trip to Ireland in 1989.  My husband and I were browsing in a Dublin bookstore eager to buy as many…


Added by Helen Molanphy on June 8, 2015 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

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Countess Markievicz: The Only Woman Court Martialed for Her Role in the 1916 Easter Rising

Constance Markievicz was born in 1868 at Buckingham Gate London, the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet and Arctic explorer, and Lady Gore–Booth (nee Hill).  As an…


Added by That's Just How It Was on May 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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The Battle of Mount Street Bridge: Easter Rising 1916

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge is a part of the 1916 Easter Rising that is rarely mentioned. Yet this battle is surely one that should have been at the forefront of  the…


Added by That's Just How It Was on April 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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Cumann na mBan: Forgotten Heroes of the Easter Rising

Women from all walks of life, all over Ireland, were just as interested in Irish Independence as their male counterparts in…


Added by That's Just How It Was on April 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

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Eoin MacNeill: The Man Who Tried to Stop the Easter Rising

Eoin MacNeill was born in County Antrim on May 15, 1869, the second-youngest child in a family that consisted of five boys and three girls.  His father, Archibald MacNeill, was a baker, sailor,…


Added by That's Just How It Was on April 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Transcript: Interactive Discussion on Ireland's Easter Rising

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Some…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

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2016 100th Anniversary 1916 Uprising Tour - Book Now!

Are you planning a visit to Ireland in 2016 for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Uprising? Why not come with us and join Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones for an unforgettable 10 day journey around the historical sites and landmarks…


Added by Dave Yeates Ireland Tours on April 6, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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The Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Sir Roger Casement

Roger David Case (later known as Sir Roger Casement) was born in Doyle’s Cottage, Lawson Terrace, Sandycove, South Dublin. His father was Captain Roger Casement of The Kings Own Regiment of Dragoons. His mother…


Added by That's Just How It Was on April 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Countdown to the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary

The countdown has begun. One year and counting to the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. A pivotal episode in Irish history.  To mark the occasion we have launched our exclusive Limited Edition Gold, Silver and Bronze Easter Rising Centenary commemorative coin Box Set.  Less than one thousand of these lovely box sets will be…


Added by 1916 Centenary 2016 on April 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Joseph Mary Plunkett

Joseph Mary Plunkett (Seosamh Máire Pluincéid) is one of the least known leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He…


Added by That's Just How It Was on March 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: James Connolly

James Connolly (Séamas Ó Conghaile) is one of the handful of men who share the dubious honour of being placed in the iconic status categories in the Irish history books based on his involvement in the Easter Rising 1916 as well as his role in…


Added by That's Just How It Was on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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