Category Archives: Documentation

1916 — ROGER CASEMENT

Roger Casement was born to Ulster Protestants in Antrim. At age 28 he joined the British Civil Service, and was eventually knighted for services in the British Counsel in the Congo Free State. Casement exposed the cruelty and regime that … Continue reading

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Cumann na mBan – Sorcha MacMahon

Sorcha MacMahon was an early member of Cumann na mBan, being active as the national secretary in 1916.  Extremely efficient, she took on duties of training women in first aid and home nursing.  It was also her responsibility to find … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO – EXECUTIONS

From May 2 – 16, 1916 there were 160 trials; 90 death sentences given (15 of those, including all seven signatories of the Proclamation had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell) and were executed by firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol. The … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO — SURRENDER

With British troops numbering 20,000 and the rebel men and women at 1,500, after six days there was no option but to surrender. At 12.45pm, Elizabeth O’Farrell, one of three women in the GPO during the Rising walks towards British … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO — DAY 5

Through General Sir John Grenfell Maxwel’s orders, more than a dozen innocent civilians were slaughtered at the hands of British troops in the North King Street Massacre. The top Home Office official Sir Edward Troup, told the prime minister, Herbert … Continue reading

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