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Video column: The story of No.16 Moore Street and the rebels of the 1916 Rising

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to the great grandson James Connolly about No.16 Moore Street and the 1916 Rising.

Eoin Lynch and Deirdre Brennan

NARRATED BY JAMES Connolly’s great grandson James Connolly Herron, the third instalment of the Dubliners series tells the story of No.16 Moore Street, a building that is intricately tied into the events of the 1916 Rising.

The house, which is currently derelict, is the building where a large number of volunteers fled after the GPO was overrun by British forces. On April 30 1916, after a long stand-off the volunteers emerged from this building to hand themselves over to the British. They included five of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of Independence. Those men being – James Connolly, Padraig Pearse, James Plunkett, Thomas Clarke and Sean McDermott, all of whom, including the other two signatories, Eamonn Ceannt and Thomas MacDonagh, were later executed by the British.
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Deirdre Brennan – www.deirdrebrennan.com

Eoin Lynch www.theartsblog.ie and @Eoinlyncho

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