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Sackville Stage


O’Connell Street

Joe Duffy will be broadcasting from our Sackville Stage between 13:30 and 15:00. Odhran O Casaide, his musical family and friends will be providing music throughout the afternoon. A special performance of  music, song and readings from the famous Na Casaidigh group and friends to commemorate the men, women and children of the Rising.

This afternoon reflection features some of Ireland’s finest singers and musicians including Steve Cooney, Laoise O Brien and Tommy Hayes who will come together in celebration. Caoineadh Na bPaisti (Lament for the Children) and An Paidir (Our Father) original pieces by Odhrán Ó Casaide will feature along with other parts of his newly composed Requiem – Marbhna 1916, dedicated to all those who died in 1916 and is emerging as the Centenary’s musical signature.


Na Casaidigh agus a gCáirde 
Seathrún (keyboard), Aongus (fiddle), Fionntán (fiddle), Feargus (guitar), Maitiú (pipes), Odhrán ( fiddle, pipes, vocal), Laoise O Brien (recorder), Steve Cooney (guitar), Tommy Hayes (bodhran), Laoise Kelly (Irish harp), Seán Ó Sé – (vocals), Cormac Breathnach (flute + whistle), Amy Farrell Courtney (bodhran).

They will also be joined by some of the younger generation:

Seán O Casaide (vocal), Caitlín Ní Chasaide (vocal), Síomha Nic Aonghusa (vocal), Ornait Nic Aonghusa( vocal).

Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland



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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