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Looting, Law and Order During the 1916 Rising / I saw the horrified face of a frightened woman: Moore St Market and the 1916 Rising

11:00 - 12:30

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Four Courts,  Court 5

Introduced by Paul Reynolds, Crime Correspondent, RTÉ

Looting, Law and Order During the 1916 Rising

The Dublin Metropolitan Police During Easter Week.

Sgt Paul Maher, An Garda Síochána


“I saw the horrified face of a frightened woman”: Moore St Market and the 1916 Rising

Dublin’s Moore Street was once part of an 8 acre  market district in which secondhand shoes, clothes and furniture could be bought – a lifeline for Dublin’s tenement community. One week in 1916 threatened to disrupt all that. With trading halted, stallholders could only watch on helplessly, as their premises were looted, burned or damaged by gunfire. This talk takes a look at Easter Week through the eyes of civilians and asks the question: what it was like to hold a ringside seat to the Rising?

Barry Kennerk, author of Moore Street: The Story of Dublin’s Market District.

Photograph courtesy of the South Dublin Libraries


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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