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NewsFour has published a special 1916 commemorative issue (April/May 2016) which explores the Rising in Dublin 4. Lots of good local stories, including an excellent account of the Battle of Mount Street and an easy-to-read map showing all the local activity. Available locally and online. NewsFour also has an excellent article exploring the legacy of the Rising on street names and buildings in Ringsend: http://www.newsfour.ie/2013/10/local-legacy-of-rising/

The Irish Times has an excellent interactive guide to the Rising. See photos of 1916 sites alongside contemporary photos; explore an interactive timeline; read profiles of 25 key players and more: http://www.irishtimes.com/1916

Century Ireland is an online historical newspaper by RTE that explores life in 1916. Excellent videos, photographs, and articles: http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/

The National Library of Ireland has an online exhibition you can access here: http://www.nli.ie/1916/

Letters of 1916 offers eyewitness accounts of the Rising. Some letter writers are well-known, but many are ordinary citizens expressing a wide range of responses: http://letters1916.maynoothuniversity.ie/

NewsFour has an excellent article exploring the legacy of the Rising on street names and buildings in Ringsend: http://www.newsfour.ie/2013/10/local-legacy-of-rising/

You can take a virtual tour of the main sites of the Rising with Google, and see rare footage of Dublin in 1916. Colin Farrell narrates: https://dublinrising.withgoogle.com/welcome/

British Pathe has a collection of newsreels from the period. Excellent footage of the destruction of O’Connell Street: http://www.britishpathe.com/workspaces/BritishPathe/ireland-easter-rising

Eyewitness Accounts

The 1916 logbook of the Dublin Fire Brigade at Tara Street  provides a stark insight into the human cost of the Rising. Follow the ambulances as they ferry the dead and injured to Dublin hospitals:  http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-eresources/1916-rising-dublin#logbook

Letters of 1916 offers eyewitness accounts of the Rising. Some letter writers are well-known, but many are ordinary citizens expressing a wide range of responses: http://letters1916.maynoothuniversity.ie/

For a fascinating local perspective, see the account of Joshua Manley, Town Clerk to the Pembroke Urban District Council, which included Ringsend and Irishtown. Manley was responsible for keeping the district running during the Rising, as well as for arranging the burial of citizens, Volunteers and British soldiers caught up in the fighting: http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-eresources/1916-rising-eye

 

 

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