Stories From 1916 Podcast

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The Stories From 1916 Podcast tells the less well-known stories from Ireland's revolutionary period. We use first hand accounts and archive material to tell the stories of ordinary men and women who did extra-ordinary things during this interesting period in Irish history. A significant portion of this is possible due to the Military Witness Statement collection in the Bureau of Military History, Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines. These witness statement are available on line and without charge in a true public service. They frankly record the chaos and confusion of the rising, the optimism, fear and killings.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-01-19 16:03
last episode published
2016-04-29 17:04
publication frequency
8.4 days
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Number of Episodes
39
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
29.04.2016

039 - Fr Augustine

Fr Augustine gives a detailed account of his experience of Easter week, 1916. With a flair for detail, his writing has the ability to suck readers right into the action. Many thanks to Daire Collins for reading his statement.
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28.04.2016

038 - Matthew Connolly

Matthew 'Mattie' Connolly, at 15, was one of the youngest combatants to take part in the Easter Rising. He and four of his family members fought with the Irish Citizen Army. Here, he looks back at his fight, and the death of his brother, Sean.
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27.04.2016

037 - The Capuchins Of Church Street

Part two of our series on the Capuchins of Church Street, this special episode takes us inside the Friary as it is today, and speaks to those involved in running it
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25.04.2016

036 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 2

Tom and Jim Walsh found themselves in Clanwilliam House, looking down Northumberland Road on the morning of the 26th of April, 1916. They did not know they were about to take part in the bloodiest battle of the Easter Rising. Tom's granddaughter reads...
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25.04.2016

035 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 1

The Walsh brothers, Tom and Jim, left a statement in the form of a letter to Tom's children, explaining their Easter Rising Story. Tom's granddaughter Fiona Kavanagh reads out the statement in the first of two parts about the brothers.
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20.04.2016

034 - Fr Aloysius Travers

Father Aloysius Travers OFM Cap. was unexpectedly catapulted into the heart of the Rising on Easter Monday when fighting erupted around him. Tending to the wounded all week, he eventually helped secure the surrender. In the first of three episodes on ...
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15.03.2016

033 - Liam O'Carroll Part 2

Part 2 of Liam O'Carroll's story sees him imprisoned after the Rising, and the murder of his father after his release. Finbar O'Carroll tells his story.
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15.03.2016

032 - Liam O'Carroll Part 1

Liam O'Carroll fought in the Four Courts area during the Easter Rising, commanding 'A' Company. His nephew, Finbar O'Carroll tells his story.
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5.02.2016

031 - Captain E. Gerrard

Captain E. Gerrard of the Royal Field Artillery was unusual as one of the few British Soldiers to give a statement to the Bureau of Military History. He was home on leave from the chaos of the trenches of WWI, but instead of rest and recuperation, he f...
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15.01.2016

030 - J.J. McConnell

J.J. McConnell was an R.I.C man from a republican background. At the outbreak of the War of Independence, he suddenly found that the country had declared war on his police force. It was a war he wasn't interested in fighting.
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15.01.2016

029 - Eugene Bratton

Eugene Bratton was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary who served in Meath. Having fought at the Battle of Ashbourne, and then seeing first hand the atrocities committed by the Black and Tans, he began to reconsider his allegiances. Thanks to ac...
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8.01.2016

028 - Barry's Hotel

Barry's Hotel was one of the early focal points of the Irish Civil War. The hotel's story, and that of the war itself, is told through the eyes of its owner, Annie Farrington; letters sent by Liam Lynch to his brother; and historian Padraig Yeates, who...
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30.12.2015

027 - Phyllis Morkan

Phyllis Morkan's Easter Sunday dinner party was disrupted when the men were called away to a meeting that heralded the beginning of the Easter Rising. During the week that followed, she tended to wounded volunteers at Church Street, which saw some of t...
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18.12.2015

026 - Albert Mitchell

Albert Mitchell was drawn into the action during Easter 1916 when he volunteered to drive an ambulance around the blood-stained streets of Dublin. He saw the action from all sides, and encountered The O'Rahilly dying on Moore Street, but was powerless ...
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11.12.2015

025 - Maud Gonne

Maud Gonne gives a personal account of her transformation from carefree society girl to radical political and feminist activist. The recording is held by the Bureau of Military History.
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4.12.2015

024 - Patrick Holahan

Patrick Holahan was an officer in Na Fianna Eireann, and joined the Irish Volunteers in the Easter Rising. He tells the story of the raid on the magazine fort in the Phoenix Park, which marked the beginning of the Rising. His son Sean reads his state...
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27.11.2015

023 – Joe Guilfoyle

Joe Guilfoyle offers a softly spoken and lighthearted look back on the Easter Rising and some of his experiences during it. His casual account of the time belies the chaos and killing of the time however, something he would have been all too familiar w...
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20.11.2015

022 - Robert Monteith

Captain Robert Monteith had a distinguished career in the British Army, but later became a dedicated nationalist. As an Irish Volunteer, he joined Roger Casement in his mission to found an Irish Brigade in Germany, and land a shipment of arms off the c...
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13.11.2015

021 - Paddy Rankin

Patrick Rankin made the trip from Newry to Dublin by bicycle to fight in the Easter Rising - but that was just the beginning of his journey in the name of Irish republicanism...
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2.11.2015

020 - Tom Byrne's Escape

The second part of our look at Tom 'The Boer' Byrne's life looks at his daring escape from Rath Camp in the Curragh, Co. Kildare during the War of Independence. His grandson Conor O'Leary reads from his account of the escapade.
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30.10.2015

019 - Tom Byrne

Tom Byrne was a member of the Irish Brigade, that fought alongside the Boers against the British Empire in South Africa at the turn of the century. With that episode long behind him, he once again went into action against the British in the Easter Risi...
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23.10.2015

018 – Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton had a long and eventful career in the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Army. Here he describes in his own words the treatment meted out to him after the surrender in Easter week.
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16.10.2015

017 - John Austin

John Austin, a postal worker from Ashbourne, gives an incredible eyewitness account of the only battle won by the rebels during the Easter Rising. The account is read here by Mark Cummins
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9.10.2015

016 - Seamus O'Kelly

Seamus O'Kelly, a doctor and close friend of Eoin MacNeill, was in a unique position in the lead up to Easter 1916. He witnessed first hand the attempts to convince MacNeill of the need for a rising, and the chaos caused by the countermanding order. S...
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1.10.2015

015 - Patrick J Bermingham

As a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, Patrick J Bermingham was expected to disarm the Irish Volunteers returning from Howth with their consignment of rifles in 1914. However, given the fact that the Ulster Volunteers hadn't been stopped in the...
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24.09.2015

014 - Kathleen Clarke

Kathleen Clarke lost those closest to her in the Easter Rising. From this great loss however, she managed to go on to become one of the most important female figures in Irish political history. In an original recording, held by the Bureau of Military ...
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18.09.2015

013 - Christopher J Brady

Christopher J Brady didn't fight in the Easter Rising. However he was the man behind the printing of the most important document in modern Irish history. His statement, read here by actor Neill Fleming, transports us to the stressful environment of th...
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11.09.2015

012 - Albert George Fletcher Desborough

One of the many Irishmen who enlisted in the British Army during World War One, A.G.Fletcher Desborough found himself fighting his fellow Irishmen during Easter week. His account provides an often overlooked perspective on the events of the week.
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4.09.2015

011 - William X OBrien

A key player in the Socialist movement in the early 20th century in Ireland, William X O'Briens close friendship with James Connolly gave him a unique perspective on the Easter Rising, and the man at the head of the Citizen Army. This recording is use...
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28.08.2015

010 - Aine Ceannt

Aine Ceannt tells in her own words the story of her unique perspective on the planning of the Easter Rising, and the confusion surrounding the countermanding order. This recording is used with the kind permission of the Bureau of Military History, Mi...
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21.08.2015

009 - A Mystery Nun

In 1950, the BMH recorded the statement of an unnamed nun, a member of the Community of the Sisters of Mercy, who worked as a nurse in the Mater Hospital from 1916-1917. Her name is unknown, but her words bring the often forgotten consequence of the Ri...
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6.08.2015

008 - Margaret Skinnider

Margaret Skinnider came from Scotland to join the Easter Rising. A crack shot, she was garrisoned in the Royal College of Surgeons and sniped from that position. She was the only female wounded in the fighting, and continued to fight for Ireland's inde...
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1.08.2015

007 - Kathleen Boland

Kathleen Boland was Harry Boland's sister, and participated in the republican movement at a vey high level, working for Michael Collins storing and transporting weapons and messages around Dublin. Her fascinating story is told here by her daughter Eile...
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16.07.2015

006 - Tommy O'Connor

Tommy O'Connor was an IRB courier working on transatlantic ships in the years leading up to the Easter Rising. He tells the story of communications between Ireland and America, and the secret code they used. Read by his grandson, Tommy Vogt.
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10.07.2015

005 - Seosamh de Brún

A diary written amongst the chaos of Easter Week, and the writer's subsequent witness statement, read here by an actor, provides us with a fascinating insight into everyday experiences of a Volunteer in the Rising.
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6.07.2015

004 - Paddy Joe Stephenson

Paddy Joe Stephenson was Quartermaster for D Company, 1st Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. In a memoir, read here by his grandson Jimmy Stephenson, he describes his daring efforts to procure arms for the Easter Rising, as well as his experiences figh...
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26.06.2015

003 - Con O'Donovan

Cornelius (Con) O’Donovan, a native of Casheliskey, Co. Cork, took part in the 1916 Rising, during which he was stationed at the Four Courts. He described his experiences leading a group of men during Easter Week in a witness statement, read here by fe...
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18.06.2015

002 - John S O'Connor

A member of the Irish Volunteers since its inception, John S O'Connor served in the 1st Battalion of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising, fighting in the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield. In this fascinating recording from 1966, the 50th anni...
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15.06.2015

001 - The Prison Letters of Jack Shouldice

Jailed in England for his part in the 1916 rising, Jack Shouldice was allowed just one sheet of foolscap paper per month to write letters home. Painstakingly cramming in three or four letters to each page, Jack enquired about his family's wellbeing and...
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