39 episodes

The Stories From 1916 Podcast tells the less well-known stories from Ireland's revolutionary period. We use first hand accounts and archive material to tell the stories of ordinary men and women who did extra-ordinary things during this interesting period in Irish history.

A significant portion of this is possible due to the Military Witness Statement collection in the Bureau of Military History, Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines. These witness statement are available on line and without charge in a true public service. They frankly record the chaos and confusion of the rising, the optimism, fear and killings.

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The Stories From 1916 Podcast tells the less well-known stories from Ireland's revolutionary period. We use first hand accounts and archive material to tell the stories of ordinary men and women who did extra-ordinary things during this interesting period in Irish history.

A significant portion of this is possible due to the Military Witness Statement collection in the Bureau of Military History, Military Archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines. These witness statement are available on line and without charge in a true public service. They frankly record the chaos and confusion of the rising, the optimism, fear and killings.

    039 - Fr Augustine

    039 - Fr Augustine

    Fr Augustine gives a detailed account of his experience of Easter week, 1916. With a flair for detail, his writing has the ability to suck readers right into the action.

    Many thanks to Daire Collins for reading his statement.

    • 6 min
    038 - Matthew Connolly

    038 - Matthew Connolly

    Matthew 'Mattie' Connolly, at 15, was one of the youngest combatants to take part in the Easter Rising. He and four of his family members fought with the Irish Citizen Army. Here, he looks back at his fight, and the death of his brother, Sean.

    • 8 min
    037 - The Capuchins Of Church Street

    037 - The Capuchins Of Church Street

    Part two of our series on the Capuchins of Church Street, this special episode takes us inside the Friary as it is today, and speaks to those involved in running it

    • 13 min
    036 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 2

    036 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 2

    Tom and Jim Walsh found themselves in Clanwilliam House, looking down Northumberland Road on the morning of the 26th of April, 1916. They did not know they were about to take part in the bloodiest battle of the Easter Rising.

    Tom's granddaughter reads from their joint statement.

    • 8 min
    035 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 1

    035 - Tom And Jim Walsh Part 1

    The Walsh brothers, Tom and Jim, left a statement in the form of a letter to Tom's children, explaining their Easter Rising Story.

    Tom's granddaughter Fiona Kavanagh reads out the statement in the first of two parts about the brothers.

    • 8 min
    034 - Fr Aloysius Travers

    034 - Fr Aloysius Travers

    Father Aloysius Travers OFM Cap. was unexpectedly catapulted into the heart of the Rising on Easter Monday when fighting erupted around him. Tending to the wounded all week, he eventually helped secure the surrender.

    In the first of three episodes on the Capuchins during Easter Week, Fr Bryan Shortall of the Church Street Capuchin Friary reads his story.

    • 12 min

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MattMcWilliams ,

GREAT JOB!

WOW….Stories From 1916 Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed. Keep bringing it.

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