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The Life and Afterlife of Micahel Mallin / Eamonn Ceannt: Uileann Piper, Gaeilgeoir and Soldier of Ireland

16:00 - 17:30

DIT Level 4: Room 4-079

Introduced by Darragh Moloney

“My life is numbered by hours now darling”: The Life and Afterlife of Micahel Mallin

This talk will trace the life from Michael Mallin from his youth in the Liberties of Dublin, through to his execution on May 8th, 1916, for his part in the Easter Rising. It will also reflect on the wife and young family he left behind.

Brian Hughes, Author of 16 Lives: Michael Mallin.


Eamonn Ceannt: Uileann Piper, Gaeilgeoir and Soldier of Ireland

The son of a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, Éamonn Ceannt was an unlikely revolutionary. He he was a committed cultural nationalist who was passionate about the restoration of the Irish language, and, as a talented uilleann piper, he helped to revive the fortunes of the Irish piper. A founding member of the Irish Volunteers, in February 1914, Éamonn Ceannt told his fellow volunteers, “be skilled in the art of war so that there may be no war”. Yet two years later, in a world at war, he led the 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers into the South Dublin Union at midday on Easter Monday 1916.

Mary Gallagher, Author of 16 Lives: Eamonn Ceannt


Photograph courtesy of the National Museum 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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