Éamon de Valera is a man that has enjoyed iconic status in the Irish history books for more reasons than being one of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in New York in 1882 to a Irish mother and a Spanish father. His mother originated from Bruree, Limerick, and his…Continue
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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 the Trade Union movement. He was born in Cowgate 1868 to Irish…Continue
Pádraig Pearse (Patrick Henry Pearse) is one only a handful of men who have enjoyed the dubious honour of becoming an iconic status in Irish History books based on his role in the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in Great Brunswick Street in Dublin and had a brother,…Continue
Michael Mallin was born in 1874 in the Liberty tenements Dublin. He was a son of a carpenter, but his early days living in Dublin elude historians. It is, therefore, his teenage years that are the focus of this biopic.
At the age of fourteen years he joined the British…Continue
Childhood memories if School . In Ireland school days commenced at the age five years . I was born in the January – so I was five and a half years old when I started school/ I followed my older sister Ronnie [Veronica] and brother Pat [Patrick or Watser- his nick name] who also attended St Patricks National School Bray Co Wicklow . Pat however had been transferred up to St Cronins School boy’s school before I started school. My mam ; aunts and uncles all attended St. Patricks R.C School…Continue
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Hello M.J Neary ; thank you for your comments on the 1916 Easter Rising . I started to do the blogs about the Leaders; as it is coming up to their Centenary 2016 .
I was amazed and quite frankly ashamed that there were so many of them that I knew absolutely nothing about . It was certainly a challenge for me and quite a learning experience as well . Tears were flowing as i was typeing in the text.
The Book - That's just how It Was - I have written it as a tribute to my…Continue
Sean Connolly was born in Sandymount, Dublin in 1883. His family had been driven off their land during the Land League era. Connolly and all his siblings were steeped in nationalism and all that Fenianism stood for. When his father, a sailor, left his seafaring job, he…Continue
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Thomas Kent was born in Bawnard House Castleyons Co Cork 1865-1916 . He is one the very least know of the 1916 Easter RisngVolunteer’s who shares the dubious honour of being one of two men executed for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising -although he did not take part in the Easter Rising. He and his family were very much a part of the Irish…Continue
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Michael O'Hanrahan (Micheál Ó hAnnrachain, 1877 – 4 May 1916) is another one of the 1916 Leaders who is not universally known. He was born in New Ross, County Wexford to Richard and Mary O’Hanrahan (nee Williams). He had a brother, Henry, and a sister, Eily. His father was heavily involved in the 1867 Fenian Rising. Michael's family moved to County Carlow when he was a young…Continue