To Speak of Easter Week – Part 1

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28TH MARCH | EASTER MONDAY
11:00 - 12:00

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DIT Level 2: Room 2-020

To Speak of Easter Week – The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection

“Thomas Ashe got the men of Fingal into great spirits for battle” – Tom Seaver, son of Thomas Seaver, 5th Battalion Fingal Brigade, who fought in the Battle of Ashbourne.

The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection: Part 1 will be a joint presentation by Maurice O’Keeffe and Dr. Helene O’Keeffe on the Battle of Ashbourne and the 22 men who were sent into Dublin from Fingal by order of Thomas Ashe.  Sound clips and historical images will be used.

Maurice O’Keeffe, curator of Recollections of 1916 and its Aftermath, along with Helene O’Keeffe, present talks and audio visual selections from the Family Memories Collection. Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe are editors of Irish Life and Lore 1916 Oral History Collection

Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland


MANY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY CONTRIBUTOR, OUR AMBASSADORS AND TOUR GUIDES

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, www.irishmusik.com

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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