Trinity College, Jonathan Swift Theatre
Introduced by Paul Cunningham, RTÉ
By teatime on Easter Monday, several thousand British troops had arrived in Dublin by train. In 1916 Ireland, railways had a virtual monopoly of land transport, as well as being one of the largest employers in the country. Railway workers figured prominently in the Volunteer and Citizen Army ranks. This presentation will examine how the rising played out in the railway archives.
Dr Peter Rigney, ICTU.
Photograph courtesy of the Capuchin Archive