This book provides information about the backgrounds of each of the 7 signatories , and much more….
The Perth Australian-Irish Heritage Association ran a superb conference on the weekend of 20-31 July 2016, at Notre Dame University in Perth.
Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history.
Yes – 1916 was the great break with the past!
The 24th April 1916 is the actual date of the Easter Rising in Dublin.
Did the leaders of the Rising fully expect civilians, including children, to die for the cause?
it was a terrible beauty because of the fundamental transformation of the legend of Ireland and her people which it initiated and the transition to a new Ireland which it inaugurated – for Ireland was indeed to be ‘changed, changed utterly’.
Bloomsday in Melbourne’s A Terrible Beauty: Poetry of the Easter Rising will be a poetry reading with musical accompaniment. It features poems by the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as poems about them by their friends, with dramatic biographical accounts interwoven through the readings. Directed and MC’d by Liam Gillespie, with cast including: Renee Huish, …
Centenary of Easter Rising: Australian connections
During Easter Week Lucy hid arms, and mobilised Cumann na mBan. In 1916 Lucy was romantically linked with Con Colbert, one of the sixteen executed leaders who called her ‘the nicest girl in Dublin.’