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The Women Who Made the Tea / “The Treatment We Suffered from These People” / A Contested History – Commemorating the Rising

14:30 - 16:30

DIT Level 4: Room 4-027

Introduced by Cathal McCoille, Presenter, Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1

The Women Who Made the Tea

Women made their contribution to the Rising in many different ways; this is the story of the forgotten women in the GPO.

Mary Banotti, Former MEP and grandniece of Michael Collins.


The Treatment We Suffered from These People”

Local reactions to the Jacob’s Garrison.

Catriona Crowe, Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland.


A Contested History – Commemorating the Rising

While commemoration in theory is about remembering the past, in reality it has a lot to do with contemporary political agendas.This talk will examine anniversaries and events – including the violence that broke out during the 1930s Commemorations and the establishment of the Easter Lily –  in the ‘history wars’ that have been fought since Easter 1917 between those who seek to claim ownership of this pivotal event in our history.

Donal Fallon, historian, author and host of Come Here To Me

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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