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We Kill All Our Own / Fighting and Writing / The photographs of the widows and children of the 1916 leaders in The Catholic Bulletin.

16:00 - 18:00

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National Library of Ireland, Lecture Theatre

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

We Kill All Our Own

What it Said in thePapers: Newspapers, censorship, propaganda and the Easter Rising.

Ian Kenneally historian, author, and broadcaster.


Fighting and Writing

As well as reporting on the Rising, several journalists participated in the conflict that engulfed Dublin. This talk examines the role they played, both as reporters and as participants in the events of Easter 1916.

Mark O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in the School of Communications at Dublin City University.


The photographs of the widows and children of the 1916 leaders in The Catholic Bulletin.

An examination of how poignant photographs  of the widows and orphans of the 1916 leaders published in The Catholic Bulletin in December 1916 helped to sway sympathies towards the protagonists.

Orla Fitzpatrick, Photographic historian and blogger at Jacolette.


Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


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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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