14th Jan 2016
Padraig Yeates is one of the best known and most respected historians of this period of Irish history. In this lecture he will set the social context for the Rising giving particular reference to the Kingstown area, so often portrayed as one of genteel wealth and a pro-Union population but where the reality was often quite different. Organised by Coiste Éirí Amach 1916 DLR in conjunction with DLR County Council.
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Link to a podcast of The History Show
Myles is joined by three guests: Katherine McSharry from the National Library of Ireland, Paul Rouse of University College Dublin and Mark Duncan of Century Ireland to discuss to upcoming anniversaries of note that will take place this year.
1916 newspapers reprinted a century on
Steven O'Connor, editor of 'The Revolution Papers'.
The newspapers from 1916 are back in the shops! One hundred years after they first appeared, the papers that reported the Easter Rising, and the years that followed, have been reprinted and are presented in a new weekly collectable series called 'The Revolution Papers'.
“Ireland in arms, fighting for freedom” announces the Gaelic American of 29th April 1916. “Movement is spreading to other parts of the country” speculates the 28th April edition of the Telegraph Bulletin from Belfast. “Criminal madness” declares the Irish Independent of 4th May 1916. Readers of The Revolution Papers will find facsimile copies of these newspapers, reprinted exactly as they appeared a century ago.
Week by week, for the next 52 weeks, each issue of The Revolution Papers will include a selection of the most important Irish newspapers covering the key events of the Irish revolutionary period. Starting with the Rising of April 1916, moving on to the War of Independence of 1919-1921 and the Irish Civil War from 1922 to 1923,
The Revolution Papers will present the history of these turbulent years through the newspapers from that time.
Published in co-operation with the National Library of Ireland and the Centre for Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin, each issue of The Revolution Papers includes, in addition to the historical newspapers, analysis and commentary from today’s leading experts on Irish history.
In the first issue of The Revolution Papers readers will even find a reprinted edition of the very rare Irish War News published by the rebels from inside the GPO in Dublin on the second day of the Rising.
Contributors to The Revolution Papers include Paul Bew, Timothy Bowman, Caitriona Clear, Regina Up Collating, Michael Dooley, Jeffrey Dudgeon, Ronan Fanning, John Horgan, Feargal McGarry, Ronan McGreevy, Euan O 'Halpin, Charles Townshend.
The Revolution Papers is available at all newsagents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland every week for 52 weeks. Price €3.90 and £2.90.
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