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Voicing 1916: Personal Testimonies of the Easter Rising / Jesuit involvement and reaction to the 1916 Rising: Eyewitness Diary

13:00 - 15:00

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National Library of Ireland, Lecture Theatre

Introduced by Sean Rocks, Presenter, Arena, RTÉ Radio 1

Voicing 1916: Personal Testimonies of the Easter Rising

It was not proper for the Bureau to assume the right to determine where the truth lie – Michael McDunphy

Treasures from the Bureau of Military History and the Ernie O’Malley Notebooks.

Eve Morrison, School of History at University College Dublin.


Jesuit involvement and reaction to the 1916 Rising: Eyewitness Diary

War had come to us at last. Dublin was in flames (27 April 1916)

During Easter Week Jesuit John Delaney walked from one point of military activity to another, chronicling all he saw in his diary which  contains eye-witness accounts of the effects of 1916 on ordinary people in Dublin and its suburbs.

Damien Burke, Assistant Archivist, Irish Jesuit Archives

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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