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PODCAST: The 1916 Rising and its Aftermath

The voices you will hear on this podcast are those of close family members of the executed leaders in the Rising: Patrick Pearse and Willie Pearse, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Thomas McDonagh.

The late Alex Findlater relates details about his grandfather, Captain Henry deCourcy Wheeler, who took the surrender from some of the leaders at outposts around Dublin, and James O’Carroll, grandnephew of the Sergeant in Charge at Ashbourne RIC Barracks when it was attacked during the Rising.

The people featured in the podcast are also cited in an article written by Maurice O’Keeffe for Revolutionary Ireland 1916 – 2016 in the series Studies in Irish Literature, Cinema and Culture. Pub EER. 2020. The title of the article is: Ireland’s Revolutionary Years 1916-1923: An Oral History Record.

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