Fox survived snipers at the Green
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Execution of the Rising's leaders was a final bloody chapter that turned defeat into moral victory
Prisoners marched along quays
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Boer War vet and clarinet player fought and died at City Hall
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Walsh fought alongside his son before being fatally injured
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The unsolved mysteries of 1916 - and some possible answers
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Moment the 1916 rebels surrendered
AT 2.30pm on Saturday, April 29, 1916 - the...
Dwan fought and was shot in firefight at North King Street
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'The whole area was one mass of flames'
Volunteers who were garrisoned at the Imperial Hotel, above Clerys, later gave these accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
Sentenced to death for Quays attacks
Patrick Joseph Kelly was born in 1896. The youngest of four, he grew up in Lusk.
'Connolly was probably drugged and almost dead'
A NUMBER of those present in Kilmainham Gaol at the time of the executions gave these accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
'It was a bitter blow to us all at Moore St'
VOLUNTEERS who were present at Moore Street on the day of the surrender gave the following accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
'The nuns enquired if we'd come to read the meters'
Those who fought at Marrowbone Lane and the South Dublin Union hospital gave these accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
Riots to revisionism - how celebrating 1916 has divided Ireland over the past century
When the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising arrived, there were plans to inscribe a violent Patrick Pearse poem called 'Invocation' on the wall of Dublin's new Garden of Remembrance.
'I sandbagged the window and returned fire and kept them off'
James Fitzpatrick was born in Swords in 1877.
Rebel leaders lacked vision to go on offensive against British
MUCH has been written about the headline events of 1916 but it's worth examining how and why the Rising failed in purely military terms.
Cafe was rebels' sniper and observation post
The Dublin Bread Company (DBC) stood on Lower Sackville (now O'Connell Street), just south of the junction with Lower Abbey Street.
'Machine gun fire went clean through the tower'
Volunteers who occupied the Dublin Bread Company later gave these accounts to the Bureau of Military History and newspapers.
Inside the cells where the 1916 leaders spent their last tragic days
It's just after 9am on a cold Sunday morning and already the queue at Kilmainham's Gaol's main entrance is growing.
Murphy fought at Boland's Mill and was adviser to de Valera
Charles Murphy was born in 1880 and grew up at Albert Place East, just off Lower Grand Canal Street, in Dublin. He lived there with his mother and father and four of his six brothers.
'They had a piece of paper pinned over their heart'
Many rebels were held at Kilmainham Gaol after the Rising, some of whom later gave accounts, as did others on the British side.
'Boer Tom' fought British in South Africa and across Dublin in Rising
Thomas ('Boer Tom') Byrne was born in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan in 1877.
From a workhouse to a biscuit factory - the other rebel outposts
Some of the most famous sites associated with the Easter Rising - such as Liberty Hall or the GPO - lie north of the Liffey.
Decision to spare Dev's life changed the face of political life forever
The recent RTE drama Rebellion featured a scene in which Eamon de Valera and other 1916 Volunteers are about to be shot by firing squad. At the very last minute, a British army officer tells them that their sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment.
Battle of Mount Street was one of bloodiest
The Battle of Mount Street represented the rebels' greatest single military success.
'We fired and men fell like ninnypins. We emptied our guns'
VOLUNTEERS who fought in the Battle of Mount Street gave the following accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
Ronan held off Sherwood Foresters at Mount Street Bridge
William Ronan (Rownan) was born in 1888 in Dublin to parents Michael and Ellen Rownan, who were originally from Kilkenny.
'We captured a G-man dressed in woman's clothes'
The following accounts of fighting around the Four Courts were later submitted by Volunteers to the Bureau of Military History.
How 100 rebels held off British for two days at the Four Courts
At the junction of North King Street and Church Street in Dublin you will find The Tap pub, a convenience store and Kevin Barry House.
16-year-old rebel who played key role in crucial firefight at City Hall
William 'Bill' Oman was born in 1900 and grew up in tenements in Back Lane, Merchant's Quay and High Street, beside Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin's south inner city.
Britain won the 1916 battle, but its crackdown eventually lost the war
Herbert Henry Asquith first heard that a rebellion had broken out in Dublin on the evening of Easter Monday.
The luxury hotel that was a rebel outpost
The Metropole Hotel was one of the most prominent and luxurious buildings on Sackville (now O'Connell Street) at the time of the Rising.
Feeding time at Dublin Zoo in 1916 meant dingo dinners for the starving lions
In April 1916, everyone at Dublin Zoo was hoping for a busy Easter.
Annie (16) comforted dying and came under fire in City Hall battle
Annie Grange (nee Norgrove) was born in Dublin in 1900.
'I had a Sam Browne, a revolver and ammunition'
A NUMBER of female participants in the Rising later provided accounts of their experiences to the Bureau of Military History. While most of the women saw their roles confined to medical and other support duties, some saw frontline action.
'Women in 1916 were not first aiders - they did military work'
Many events almost derailed the Easter Rising. But while the Aud being scuttled off Kerry, with its doomed supply of arms, is as well-known as Eoin MacNeill's countermanding order, one final potential derailment is rarely mentioned.
Mamie carried out first aid in battles around the Four Courts
Mary Kilmartin was born in Stoneybatter in 1898, in a room above Kane's shop, which was also her home.
'The old Metropole was blazing furiously'
A NUMBER of those who fought at the Metropole Hotel outpost during Easter Week later gave statements to the Bureau of Military History.
Young, single and working class - the female fighters
Women fighters played a prominent and highly unconventional role in the 1916 Rising.
'There was a feeling of pride that we defied English might for a week'
Some of the fiercest fighting in Easter Week was witnessed in the Four Courts area.
From Amhran na bhFiann to The Foggy Dew - the songs of 1916
Connolly's friend Walpole put up 'Irish Republic' flag at the GPO
Robert 'Harry' Walpole was born in 1895.
'The old men clasped hands and sang Irish songs'
Many of those who fought on Easter Week were radicalised by the cultural nationalism of years preceding the Rising - not least by songs. They gave the following accounts to the Bureau of Military History.
A 'Poets' Rising' that was deeply intolerant of great Irish literature
For an insurrection that entered the public imagination as 'The Poets' Rising' - or as an uprising deeply linked with poetry - it is surprising how little literature has been inspired by Easter 1916.
Volunteer and trade unionist shot after covering his men
Richard O'Carroll was born in Dublin in 1876.
'I 'picked off' one soldier who was crossing Grattan bridge'
VOLUNTEERS who fought at the Four Courts garrison provided the following statements to the Bureau of Military History.
Liberty Hall - the HQ shelled while empty
Liberty Hall was heavily shelled by the British during Easter week - despite the fact that it was largely vacant.
How a search for a family casualty yielded a long lost 1916 secret
When I was a boy, my father Michael told me that his grandfather was shot dead during the 1916 Rising as he cycled to work at the Glass Bottle Works in Ringsend on April 29, the day the rebels surrendered.
Casey fought and was injured in skirmishes on line at Grand Canal
Leo Casey was born in Dublin in 1898.
The British soldier said 'he was a Devilero, all right'
On Easter Monday, Volunteers under Eamon de Valera occupied Boland's Mill opposite Grand Canal Quay and a section of railway at the present-day Grand Canal Dock station.
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