The Intelligence authorities found it difficult to accept that parents whose eldest adult child had been executed for his role in the Easter Rising, and who moreover had two more sons Volunteers (initially sentenced to death but commuted to 10-year sentences), were not actively involved in the Rising.
One hundred years ago, former comrades in the Irish fight for freedom turned their guns on each other.
Meg McNena’s new play about Constance Markievicz constitutes an epic story of women’s engagement in politics.
‘The Facts are that the Irish Republic exists.’
‘Murder wasn’t enough. These guardians of one version of independence would ration even human sympathy.’
A Book Review by Renée Huish Meda Ryan: 16 Lives: Thomas Kent, O’Brien Press, Dublin, 2016. ISBN: 9781847172655 RRP: €14.99 paperback; €10.99 ePub. In the wake of The Easter Rising in Ireland in April 1916 fourteen men were executed by firing squad at Kilmainham gaol in Dublin. Thomas Kent was executed in Cork. All the firing squad executions …
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’.
Event: Terror at the GPO – The 1916 Easter Rising: Australasian Perspectives Presenter: Dr Guy Beiner Where: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Cnr Swanston and Elgin Streets, Carlton. When: Thursday 7th Apr 2016 – 6:00–7:00 pm Cost: Free Public Lecture. Further information: email: email@example.com; (03) 8344 1521 Our understanding of the Easter Rising is, at least in part, a historical myth through …
The women of the Rising have not had as much attention over the years as the men. The way that these women were remembered, or rather mostly forgotten, is also an important part of their story.