01: Easter 1916

From radio 'They Remember 1916' and the never previously broadcast TV series 'The Survivors'.

In the 1950s and the 1960s RTÉ radio and television recorded interviews with participants in the Easter Rising of 1916 and the War of Independence. In the lead up the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising RTÉ Archives will make content related to the events of 1916 available in this online exhibition.

Presented here is the 1956 radio series compiled and presented by Desmond Ryan 'They Remember 1916' and five interviews recorded for television under the working title of 'The Survivors' although they were never broadcast.     

Alongside this broadcast material is some remarkable colour film of the Golden Jubilee of the Rising. Edited from footage shot for RTÉ these films present a colour record of events during Easter Week 1966.