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Dublin Families Surviving the Rising / Rural Radicalisation: Farm Labourers in Revolt / Looting, Law and Order During the 1916 Rising

11:00 - 12:30

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Trinity College, Robert Emmet Theatre 

 Introduced by Brian Dowling, RTÉ

Dublin Families Surviving the Rising

This lecture explores the impact of the Easter Rising on ordinary people living in Dublin. It examines how Dublin families reacted to the eruption of war and rebellion in their city and how they coped with the disruption and distress caused by the Rising.

Dr Fionnuala Walsh, Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin


Rural Radicalisation: Farm Labourers in Revolt

As one war superseded another in the years leading to the establishment of the Irish Free State, the farmers and labourers waged their own battles in the countryside. This talk will explore why 1917-21 witnessed unprecedented levels of trade union organisation in agriculture and how the British and new Irish administrations responded to this major development.

Dr Caitriona Curtis, Institute Manager, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute


Looting, Law and Order During the 1916 Rising

The Dublin Metropolitan Police During Easter Week.

Sgt Paul Maher, An Garda Síochána


Photograph courtesy of 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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