They Remember 1916: Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor was second-in-command in Boland’s Bakery. His objective was to stop the British forces advancing towards Éamon de Valera’s position so he set up headquarters along the railway line.

Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Impact of the Rising | Paramilitary forces--Irish Volunteers

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The Survivors: Cathal O'Shannon

Cathal O'Shannon recalls how James Connolly told him that a date had been fixed for the Rising. He describes here the reaction in Belfast among Volunteers when the Rising started and his attempt to get Dublin to take part. This extract is taken from an interview recorded with Ca

Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Rising in the Regions | Paramilitary forces--Irish Volunteers

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Portraits 1916 - Min Ryan

Mary Josephine ('Min') Ryan was the sweetheart of Seán MacDiarmada, leader and signatory of the Proclamation. On the eve of his execution Min and her younger sister Phyllis went to see Seán in Kilmainham Gaol. Despite the fact that they would never see each other again, Seán’s mo

Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Women and the Rising | Curated Collection--Leaders of the Rising

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Portraits 1916 - Christopher Brady

The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, a document issued by the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army was printed in Liberty Hall in the early hours of Easter Sunday. Christopher J Brady was assisted by Michael J Molloy and William O’Brien. Brady describes his reaction to being

Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Communicating the Rising | Proclamations

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