2016 marks the centenary celebrations of a defining moment in Irish history. On Easter Monday, April 24 1916, a number of Irish men & women staged an armed rebellion against the British rule of Ireland. While ultimately The Rising ended in failure and the unconditional surrender of the Irish forces, it acted as a catalyst for future momentum in Irish freedom. Over 460 people were killed, including the executions of all leaders of The Rising.
Tim Pat Coogan is one of Ireland’s leading historians and best selling authors. He has published a number of books on Irish history including biographies of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera but also The Irish Famine, The Troubles in Northern Ireland and The H-Blocks, Irish diaspora, The IRA and many others.
As we enter the 100th anniversary of 1916 Rising we decided we would talk to someone who has a tangible link to the past, Tim Pat gave us a detailed insight into the conditions for The [...]