He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes at first hand the events of insurrection: the confusion, the heroism, and the tragedy of Easter Week. After the Rising, Joe Good worked as an organiser for the Volunteers.
Author: Joe Good
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state. A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe Good guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin. He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes at first hand the events of insurrection: the confusion, the heroism, and the tragedy of Easter Week. After the Rising, Joe Good worked as an organiser for the Volunteers. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and his portrait of Collins provides fresh insight into his character, his competitiveness, and how he related to his men. In 1918 Good was one of a handpicked team sent to London to assassinate members of the British cabinet, and here he gives the first full account to be published of this extraordinary expedition. Joe Good, born in London in 1895, died in Dublin in 1962. He wrote his journal in 1946 for his son Maurice, who has now edited it for publication.
The Siege of the GPO Clair Wills. photographs and maps with day-by-day
accounts of the events. Gabriel Doherty and Dermot Keogh (eds), 1916: The
Long Revolution (Cork, 2007) reprints the speech given by Mary McAleese which
I quote in ...
Author: Clair Wills
Publisher: Harvard University Press
On Easter Monday 1916, a disciplined group of Irish Volunteers seized the city's General Post Office in what would become the defining act of rebellion against British rule. This book unravels the events in and around the GPO during the Easter Rising of 1916, revealing the twists and turns that the myth of the GPO has undergone in the last century.
While not neglecting the rebels, this book tells their story too, using hitherto unpublished material drawn from the treasure-trove of documents relating to the Rising held in the British Post Office Archives, which has remained unexplored ...
Author: Keith Jeffery
All existing accounts of the GPO in 1916 concentrate on the Volunteers who occupied the building on Easter Monday. But what of those Dubliners and others who were working in the Post Office that morning? Their experiences have been largely ignored in all the subsequent historiography. While not neglecting the rebels, this book tells their story too, using hitherto unpublished material drawn from the treasure-trove of documents relating to the Rising held in the British Post Office Archives, which has remained unexplored for ninety years and never before exploited by historians. This material is complemented with further important unpublished material from the British National Archives, as well as other vivid eyewitness accounts first published shortly after the Rising. These new accounts are combined with the stories told in The Sinn Fein Rebellion As They Saw It (published by Irish Academic Press in 1999), and together they bring a strikingly fresh perspective to the history of the Ri
The Hellenizing key - shaped design is used as decorative detail on the ceiling of
the GPO's portico and this motif is also present inside both buildings . It is clear
that the British crown's coat of arms on the GPO ( and , in a more subtle way , the
Author: Isabelle Torrance
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
This interdisciplinary collection, written by experts in their fields, addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. Topics covered include the reception and rejection of classical culture in Ireland; and the politics of Irish language engagement with Greek and Roman models.
1916. The pleasant spring weather was a blessing for those free to enjoy the
relaxed bank holiday atmosphere outside the GPO on Sackville Street on Easter
Monday morning, but for those staff on duty inside it was a normal working day.
Author: Stephen Ferguson
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
*Revised edition of a work originally published by An Post and written by the curator of the GPO archive *Highlights the conflict between GPO staff who supported the Rising and those who did not *Contains original and fascinating internal communication documents to staff warning of the consequences of disloyalty to the crown *Contains photographs from archives about 1916
This thought-provoking book retells the 1916 Rising story through previously unavailable first-hand accounts from the protagonists.
Author: ANNIE RYAN
Publisher: Liberties Press
This thought-provoking book retells the 1916 Rising story through previously unavailable first-hand accounts from the protagonists. Illustrated with unpublished and rare photographs, this book also features an introduction by well-known historian and author Dr Margaret Mac Curtain. Witnesses: Inside the Easter Rising is the first book to draw on official witness statements taken over several years from the late 1940s onwards by the government of the time and only released to the public by the Bureau of Military History in 2003. In its judicious use of the statements given by the foot-soldiers and second-line participants in the Rising, the book provides a unique perspective on the events of Easter 1916. From the volunteers walking the Royal canal from Kildare to fight in Dublin (of which the author's father was one) , to the women fighting, smuggling guns and cooking for the insurgents in the GPO, Witnesses transports the reader alongside those taking part in this pivotal event in modern Irish history. Insights into controversial matters such as the decision to countermand the order for the Rising on its eve, the so-called Castle document , as well as the personal affections and jealousies of those involved, are all discussed in detail. There are also previously unpublished photos taken inside the GPO during Easter week.
45 It is more than ironic that Sean MacDermott , who was inside the GPO as
Pearse surrendered , recognised that the goal of the Rising had been met , and
that continued struggle would be futile . Aware of his own likely execution , he
Author: Francis J. Costello
The Irish Revolution at the beginning of the twentieth century spawned the creation of the modern Irish state. This is the first full length analysis to offer a comprehensive framework of that revolution in its totality, taking into account the broad range of social, economic and political developments as well as the IRA's campaign of guerrilla warfare and the British response to it. Drawing on such previously unpublished sources as the Irish Department of Defense's Military History Bureau, the author paints a broad picture of the people and the key events in the Irish struggle for independence. The book also breaks new ground in presenting much of the behind the scenes debate within the British Government in the prosecution of its policies in response to the revolt in Ireland. British official frustration provoked by the acceptance of DÃ?Â?Ã?Â¡il Eireann by the majority of the Irish people and the independent institutions it sought to set in place is also explicitly chronicled. New light is shed on the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations as well as on the divisions within Irish nationalism before and indeed afterwards which culminated in the Irish Civil War. The role of external forces including public opinion in the United States and British competing obligations at home and abroad are also covered. Considerable attention is given to the development of democratic government in the fledgling Irish Free State in the midst of domestic upheaval, and to the broader effort at nation building which followed after the Civil War.
She was the only woman who took part in the initial occupation of the GPO . Once inside she lost no time in getting settled with her typewriter in front of her and her
Webley pistol close at hand . The volunteers were ordered to take their places ...
Author: Ruth Taillon
Publisher: Beyond Pale Publications
"The Easter Rebellion of 1916 was a watershed in Irish history, setting in motion a chain of events which culminated in the foundation of the Irish state ... The Women of 1916 tells for the first time the story of the Irish rebellion from the point of view of the women involved. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, it shows how the women rebels took part in virtually every aspect of the work before and during the insurrection, and shared the sorrows and deprivations which followed ..."--Back cover.
had been 'out' in 1916, O'Kelly and Ryan as members of the GPO garrison. In
January 1935, they recommended that the tablet contain the third paragraph of
Pearse's Proclamation,36 followed by the names of its seven signatories, ...
Rather more grounded in archival material was Annie Ryan ' s , Witness : inside
the Easter Rising , which utilised excerpts ... The first , GPO staff in 1916 , was
published by An Post and examined the impact of the Rising on the workings of
Author: Gabriel Doherty
Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
Seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a 'long revolution' in Irish history. This book states that the origins of the long revolution lie in the second half of the nineteenth century, and its legacy continued to play out in the first years of the twenty-first century.
Later in the day a change of plans took place , and a Red Cross flag was hung
out of one of the upper windows of the ... On every side , indeed , the approaches
were under strict guard , and anyone who ventured too close to the GPO soon ...
of JAMES CONNOLLY A wounded James Connolly lies on a stretcher inside the GPO during the Rising of 1916 CARDINAL PAUL CULLEN SHAUN DAVEY. Irish
Transport Workers ' Union . He was also asked to organise the new Socialist ...
It did not come to fruition until 1947 by which point Leask ' s plans had been
abandoned in favour of an obelisk . ... BE The 1916 memorial in the GPO When
Pearse summoned 163 Scripting national memory Commemorating the 1916
Author: Yvonne Whelan
Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press
Yvonne Whelan takes the reader from the contested iconography of Dublin as it evolved in the years before Independence through to the contemporary plans for the millennium spire on O'Connell Street, showing how a shift has taken place from an intensely political symbolic landscape to one that is increasingly apolitical, in tune with the changing nature of Irish politics, culture and society at the turn of the 21st century. In her comprehensive discussion of how the streetscape has changed, Whelan explores the capacity of the cultural landscape to underpin and reinforce particular narratives of identity and reveals the ways in which issues of street naming, building, designing and memorializing became firmly grounded in space and bound up with the politics of representation. Incorporating many pictures, maps and plans, "Reinventing Modern Dublin" is a work of historical, cultural and urban geography, a valuable addition to the growing body of knowledge about Dublin's historical geography and Irish urbanism.
234 Desmond FitzGerald , ' Inside the G.P.O. ' , Irish Times , 7 April 1966 , and
The Memoirs of Desmond FitzGerald , 1913–1916 , London 1968 , pp . 140-1 . In
January 1915 Plunkett and especially MacDonagh had argued this in a ...
Author: Austen Morgan
Publisher: Manchester [England] : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press
THE INTERIOR OF THE GPO DURING THE EASTER RISING 1916 This view of
the GPO interior during Easter Week 1916 ascribed to walter Paget , shows the
wounded James Connolly on a stretcher with Pádraig Pearse standing to his
Author: Chrissy Osborne
Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Chrissy Osborne has compiled a collection of photographs that give us a unique perspective on Michael Collins' life. A pictorial account of the path he followed, from the people he knew to the places he visited, this book presents a fascinating glimpse of Collins the private man. The book also features pictures of the love of his life, Kitty Kiernan and personal items such as his fountain pen and GAA medal.
In July , with the sanction of GHQ , Mick asked Piaras Béaslaí to become editor of
the secret journal , An tÓglach . Mick wrote ... Markievicz who was in jail , for
Dublin , and Winifred Carey , who had been a nurse in the GPO in 1916 , for
Author: Meda Ryan
Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first book to examine the crucial role played by women in the personal and working life of Michael Collins, who grew up in an overwhelmingly female household in West Cork. Susan Killeen. (his first girlfriend), Sinead Mason (his loyal and intrepid personal secretary), and Madeline (Dilly) Dicker (vivacious, talented, acting as a secret agent) feature in this book. Moya Llewylen Davies and Lady Hazel Lavery are shown to have been conduits between Collins and the British Establishment and participants in his work of espionage. The true romantic passion between Collins and Kitty Kiernan is also illuminated.
For years the statue was placed in the center of the GPO , where , like the statue
of St . Peter in the Vatican , the foot of ... the number who claimed to be inside the GPO during Easter 1916 outmatches the capacity of the building to hold them ...
The historic hour existed with all its secret , countless memories of the past , in
and of itself , so that even the feeling of ... 1915 ; fought in the GPO ; interned ;
released , December 1916 ; Secretary of the Irish Volunteers ' Dependants Fund
Author: R. F. Foster
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
A history of Ireland from 1600 through 1972, examining its social, cultural, economic, and political factors.
G.P.O. Staff in 1916 Stephen Ferguson ... a blessing for those free to enjoy the
relaxed bank holiday atmosphere outside the G.P.O. on Sackville Street on
Easter Monday morning but for those staff on duty inside it was a normal working
For years the statue was placed in the center of the GPO, where, like that of St.
Peter in the Vatican, the hero's foot was ... are: the insult is calculated: the number
who claimed to be inside the GPO during Easter 1916 outmatches the capacity of
Author: Chris Ackerley
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Demented Particulars offers a detailed annotation of Samuel Beckett's first published novel, Murphy. This page by page account of the often unexpected details (literary, philosophical, theological, biographical and other) that went into the making of this