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Na hAnnrachain agus Nic Suibhlagh as Eiri Amach na gCasca 1916

15:30 - 16:00

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DIT, Room G-023

This presentation will explore the significant role played by members of the O’Hanrahan and Walker families in the preparation for, and enactment of, the Easter 1916 Rising.

In summary, 5 members of the O’Hanrahan’s took part in the Rising itself, including the executed leader Micéal O’hAnnracháin, Quarter Master General of The Volunteers in 1916, who was a leader at the Jacob’s Garrison. His brother Harry was also an officer in Jacob’s and was condemned to death for his role in the Rising too, his sentence being cummuted to penal servitude. Their sister Eily ran despatches between the GPO and Jacobs in Easter week.

Máire Nic Suibhlagh (Walker) led the Cumann Na mBan contingent in Jacob’s in 1916. Her father Matthew and her brother typeset and printed The War News the rebel newspaper for the Rebel leadership in the GPO. Both families were connected to each other as far back as the 1880’s when family members ran businesses in Carlow.

David Kenny, Journalist and Author, Grandnephew of Máire Nic Suibhlagh

Prof. Paul Horan, TCD.

Photograph courtesy of the East Wall History Group


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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