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The Rebels and the ‘Rabble’: Inner-city Dubliners and the Rising / “A wicked and insane” rebellion: The response of John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party

13:00 - 15:00

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DIT Level 2: Room 2-021

Introduced by Karina Buckley

The Rebels and the ‘Rabble’: Inner-city Dubliners and the Rising

Why did some inner-city Dubliners respond with hostility to the rebels and what does this tell us about Irish society at the time? Was it only the so-called ‘Separation women’, those with relatives in the British Army, who objected to the rebellion or were there other factors at play? Did anything similar occur in other parts of Ireland?

Historian Brian Hanley discusses these issues.


A wicked and insane” rebellion: The response of John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party

John Redmond viewed the Rising as a stab in the back for Irish nationalism, and a disaster that would set the cause of independence back for years. His response might seem out of step now, but at the time it represented the prevailing view.

Chris Dooley, author of Redmond: A Life Undone


Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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