1916 Articles

The Destruction of Dublin

The 1916 Easter Rising damaged a variety of public and professional buildings and spaces in Dublin. Much of this destruction followed...

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The Secret Meeting

By Conor O'Malley The Monaghan playwright, Eugene McCabe wrote Pull Down a Horseman to coincide with the 50th anniversary...

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Object: Abbey Theatre programme

Object title: Abbey Theatre programme, Easter Monday, 1916 Physical Characteristics:  Eight page print document Object Description This programme was produced...

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Material Culture and 1916

Material culture usually means objects, spaces and ways of interacting with the world; it can involve architecture, artefacts, rituals or...

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Patrick Pearse

Patrick Pearse was born on 10 November 1879 at 27 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin. Educated at the CBS Westland Row, he then studied...

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Éamonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt was born Edward Thomas Kent on 21 September 1881 in Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. One of seven children born to...

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Thomas Clarke

Thomas (Tom) Clarke was born on 11 March 1858 on the Isle of Wight, the eldest of four children born to James...

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Joseph Plunkett

Joseph Mary Plunkett was born on 21 November 1887 at 26 Upper Fitzwilliam Street on the southside of Dublin city. One of seven...

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James Connolly

James Connolly was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June 1868. The youngest of three boys born to poor Irish Catholic immigrants,...

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Seán Mac Diarmada

Seán Mac Diarmada was born in January 1883 in Corranmore, Co. Leitrim. He studied at the local national school,...

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Thomas MacDonagh

Thomas MacDonagh was born 1 February 1878 in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, to parents who were both National School teachers. MacDonagh was educated...

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Sites of 1916: Galway

It is difficult to identify plans for the Rising outside Dublin with absolute certainty. Such plans as can be discerned...

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Sites of 1916: The GPO

The General Post Office (GPO) on Dublin's Sackville Street (O'Connell Street) is the most famous location associated with...

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Gun running at Howth!

Dublin, 26 July 1914 - There were sensational scenes in the seaside village of Howth, Co. Dublin today when the Irish Volunteers...

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The North Began

We reproduce below, in its entirety, an article written by Eóin Mac Néill which appeared in...

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