Abraham Watchorn (1894-1916) & the Easter Rising

Abraham Watchorn (1894-1916) & the Easter Rising

The flames of the Easter Rising fanned right into Rathvilly, County Carlow, with the death of 21-year-old Private Abraham Watchorn, 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed in action in Dublin on Easter Wednesday, 26 April 1916. Unlimited access for €1 a...
O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral, 1915

O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral, 1915

Arguably the most important event for Irish republicanism before the 1916 Rising took place in August 1915, with the funeral in Dublin of the ‘unrepentant Fenian’ Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, a veteran of the 1867 Rising who had died in New York. Including a superb...
The Flag of the Easter Rising

The Flag of the Easter Rising

On Easter Monday in April 1916, Padraig Pearse and his cohorts hoisted two tricolour flags outside the GPO in Dublin. ‘In the name of God and of the dead generations’, declared Pearse’s Proclamation of the Republic’, ‘Ireland, through us, summons her children to her...

Rosie Hackett (1893-1976)

ROSIE HACKETT (1893-1976) By Turtle Bunbury In September 2013, Dublin City Council voted to name the newest bridge across the Liffey after trade union activist and 1916 veteran Rosie Hackett. Liberty Hall, March 1916. Rosie Hackett held her nerve, as she always did....

The Life & Death of Tomas Kent (1865-1916)

THE LIFE & DEATH OF TOMAS KENT (1865-1916) 9th May 1916. Tom Kent’s nerves were so bad on the morning of his execution that the guards brought a chair in for the 51-year-old to sit upon. The priest who attended him in his cell now leaned close for his final...