Trinity College, JM Synge Theatre
Introduced by Richard Downes, RTÉ
Dublin Protestants and their institutions – the churches, their clubs, their clerics, their newspapers and their university – are the forgotten participants in, and spectators of, the Easter Rising. This paper evokes the experiences of those Protestants, and examines their entanglement in the Rebellion. It analyses their afterthoughts in May and June 1916, and how the violence affected their sense of identity and community.
Dr Ian D’Alton, Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin.
Photograph courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland