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Documentary On One – ‘Battle at the Bridge’

A detailed investigation leads to a modern re-imagining of the infamous engagement that took place at Mount Street bridge in Dublin during Easter week 1916. This documentary challenges long held views of the event – and attempts to find out what really happened. Listen online now.

Sherwood Foresters : Mount St Bridge

Documentary On One – Roger Casements ‘Apocalypse Now – Africa & 1916’

Roger Casement’s legacy has been defined by his dual status as a 1916 martyr for Irish freedom and a traitor to the British Empire. But for most of his working life, his passion for political rights fused with his service to the British Empire. This documentary tells the story of Casement’s journeys through Africa – geographically, politically and emotionally – and asks if this work was at odds with his Irish republican activism, or the seed of it. Listen online now.

John Devoy Roger Casement 1916

Documentary On One – ‘The All-Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’

In 1916, a GAA football match between Kerry and Louth took place on a pitch named Croke Park, at a prisoner of War Camp i Frongoch Wales – where 1,800 Irish volunteers were imprisoned. Known as the ‘All-Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’, 100 years on, three relatives of men involved in that match, retrace their forebearer’s footsteps. Listen online now.


Documentary On One – ‘An Easter Re-Rising’ 

Astonishing and largely unknown, this is the story of how the 1916 Easter Rising provided a blue print for one of the first armed uprisings of its kind in India. In 1930, in a town in west-Bengal in British India, a group of revolutionaries called the I.R.A (Indian Republican Army) held an armed rising against the British, completely modeled on the Irish Easter rising. Listen online now.

Irish volunteers


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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