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Legion of the Excluded: What the 1916 Rebels Wore / Kilmainham Gaol Graffiti

11:00 - 12:30

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RIA, Council & Members Room

Introduced by Evelyn Cusack

Legion of the Excluded: What the 1916 Rebels Wore

What the 1916 rebels wore reflected the chaotic nature of the Rising. The leaders had smart uniforms but most rebels improvised with a range of semi-military outfits. This talk explores the mutations men and women underwent to prevent British forces from identifying them as rebels. Do these transformations offer insights into the emergence of separatist militancy in the early twentieth century? And did the compelling image of the citizen-soldier on the streets of Dublin in 1916 inspire would-be insurgents in other regions?

Jane Tynan, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts, London.


Kilmainham Gaol Graffiti

Retrieving the experiences of imprisonment in 1916

Laura McAtackney,Laura McAtackney, Associate Professor of Sustainable Heritage Management (Archaeology), Aarhus University, Denmark

Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


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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