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The making of ‘Insurrection’

Many of us are currently enjoying RTÉ’s Rebellion, the flagship drama from the national broadcaster to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising. In 1966 the 50th anniversary commemorative offering was very different. When planning for the golden jubilee schedules started in the summer of 1965, the view of the […]

The Soldier’s Song

‘The Soldier’s Song’ is known to have been sung by the rebels in the GPO during the Easter Rising, and later in the internment camps. This gave it a particular status amongst nationalists, leading eventually to its adoption as the national anthem of the Irish Free State in 1926. The […]