World War One and the Rising / A War Within A War? How the First World War Influenced the Easter Rising

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Time
Place
Speaker
28TH MARCH | EASTER MONDAY
14:00 - 16:00

 Trinity College, Thomas David Theatre

Introduced by Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, RTÉ

World War One and the Rising

What happens if we see World War One not as the backdrop but as part of the Rising, and therefore the Rising as part of the Great War?

Prof. John Horne, Director, Centre for War Studies, Trinity College Dublin

 

 War Within a War? How the First World War Influenced the Easter Rising

“For twas better to die neath an Irish sky than at Suvla.”

The First World War is key to understanding the Easter Rising. From ‘gallant allies’ in Europe to the glamour of revolution, events on the continent were a powerful stimulus to Irish rebellion. This talk will re-assess how the First World War provided both the context and the inspiration for insurrection.

Dr Heather Jones, Associate Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science”

Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


MANY THANKS TO EACH AND EVERY CONTRIBUTOR, OUR AMBASSADORS AND TOUR GUIDES

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, www.irishmusik.com

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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