Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising
– A Centenary Record
The definitive account of tumultuous events in Kerry in 1916, how they impacted on the Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent shaping of Irish history. The book comprehensively details the roles played by Kerry men and women in national and local events, leading up to and including the Rising events in Kerry, Dublin and other parts of Ireland.
With contributions from academics, experts and local historians, the book portrays a county ready to play its part in the preparations for rebellion, the central role of many Kerry men and women in those preparations, as well as in the uprising itself on the streets of Dublin, in Kerry and other counties.
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Featuring a detailed timeline of events, extensive newspaper reports and previously unpublished photographs from the period, Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A CentenaryRecord sets the pivotal role of Kerry and its people in its rightful context of the wider revolutionary period in Ireland.
NEWS AND EVENTS: KERRY 1916 AND THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD 1917-1923
Duagh native and UCD historian Dr Mary McAuliffe will give a talk at 8pm on Thursday, November 24th in Duagh national school hall on Robert Dillon, from Lyreacrompane, who has now become known as the ‘Fifth Kerryman’ killed during the Easter Rising. Dr...read more
20 April (Holy Thursday) The Aud arrives in Tralee Bay just before 3pm and ahead of schedule. As local Volunteers don’t expect the Aud until Easter Sunday, no signal is given to Captain Spindler from shore. An IRB team planning to seize wireless radio equipment from...read more
Pierce Beasley or Piaras Béaslaí as he was better-known was born in Liverpool in 1881. His father, also Pierce was a native of Aghadoe, Killarney and was the editor of the Catholic Times newspaper in England. The family moved to Dublin in 1906 and he worked as a...read more