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I Was There - Eyewitness 1916

One of the key moments in Ireland's history - an armed rising against English Rule - What was it like to be there? Listen to eyewitness accounts from survivors of the 1916 rising in Dublin (Broadcast 1960)

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I Was There - Eyewitness 1916

The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798. The rising mounted by Irish Republicans with the aim of ending British rule in the country, was a significant step towards the establishment of an independent Irish Republic.

The Rising began on Easter Monday, the 24th of April 1916 and lasted for 6 days. Led by Patrick Pierce, the rising would go on to become one of the most significant moments in Irish history.

This documentary is based entirely on eyewitness accounts from those who were there on the ground.

First Broadcast in 1960

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.

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