The 1916 Easter Rising

The RTÉ Radio 1 program “Documentary One” has two podcasts relating to the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Week to Come” is the story of the 1916 Easter Rising as told by those who took part. The documentary is made from archive recordings. The archive recordings were made by Proinsias Mac Aonghusa in the 1960s and first broadcast in 1966 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Rising. The documentary was first broadcast in 2006.

In “The 1916 Room with Garrett Fitzgerald” four people are gathered to discuss how the 1916 Easter Rising affected them and where they were in 1966 during the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The guests are Garrett Fitzgerald – his father was in the General Post Office during the Rising, Tommy McKearney – whose family were active in the IRB and were still active in the IRA, Richard English – author of “Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA” and Eilean Ni Chuilleanain – her family were involved in the events of 1922 and she grew up hearing the stories of 1916.

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