Tim Kendall is an Englishman who recently found something belonging to his grandfather which changed, not only his view of his grandfather but how historians here in Ireland are viewing 1916. Tim found a complete, typed, 240-page manuscript, with a chapter in it of his visit to Ireland in 1916. Tim joins Miriam from a studio in UK.
What did the leaders of the 1916 Rising do for fun? Besides planning revolution and the overthrow of British Rule, what was pre revolution Ireland’s social scene? Pat was joined in studio by author Declan Kiberd who has been looking back at this period for us.
The majority of people who were killed during the 1916 Easter Rising were civilians. Of the 450 people who died, more than half were civilian adults and children. Over the years, the stories of the children who died have remained largely invisible and even the numbers who lost their lives have been inconclusive. But now, following extensive research, broadcaster, Joe Duffy believes that children account for more than 10% of civilian fatalities. Joe joined Myles on the programme to talk about how he went about compiling the first ever comprehensive list of children killed during Easter Week 1916.