Tagged with 1916 Easter Rising

One Bold Act of Treason

BOOK REVIEW by Brian Gillespie Angus Mitchell (ed.): One Bold Deed of Open Treason: The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement  1914-1916. Dublin, Merrion Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-78537-056-4 (p.b.); 978178537-057-1 (h.b.) RRP: €17.50–€45.00 This book is a terrific insight into Roger Casement’s eighteen month stay in Germany from 1914-16. Taken directly from his diaries and superbly put together by … Continue reading

Excess of Love?  The case of Roger Casement

Excess of Love? The case of Roger Casement

Brian Gillespie talks about his new play, Convicted on a Comma: the Trial of Roger Casement And what if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? So said William Butler Yeats of the leaders of the 1916 Easter rebellion. It is particularly true of Roger Casement. In 1911 Roger Casement knelt before King George V, knighted … Continue reading

Voices from the Dublin streets, Easter 1916

BOOK REVIEW by Georgina FitzPatrick Ruán O’Donnell and Mícheál Ó hAodha, eds, Voices from the Easter Rising, Merrion Press, 2016 ISBN 978-1-78537-066-3 RRP: €15.50 Thirty-two eye-witness accounts of the Easter Rising have been collected in this volume from a wide range of participants. Ordinary members of the Irish Volunteers and Cumann na mBan such as Dick … Continue reading

Children of the Rising, an untold story

Children of the Rising, an untold story

A BOOK REVIEW by Dymphna Lonergan Joe Duffy: Children of the Rising: the untold story of the young lives lost during Easter 1916, Hachette Books Ireland, Dublin, 2016 RRP: €20 ISBN: 9781473617056 This is a surprising book. The title, with its euphemistic ‘lost’ for the word ‘died’ might give the impression that this will be a … Continue reading