Further Information

The following websites and books may be of interest. If you come across others you think may be of relevance, please let us know.


Decade of Centenaries : The Decade of Centenaries programme was established in 2012 by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and will focus initially on the many significant centenaries occurring over the period 1912–1916.

Military Archives – Easter Rising 1916 : The mission of the Military Archives is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public the documentary heritage of the Defence Forces and the Department of Defence including information on the 1916 Rising.

Bureau of Military History : Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 (BMH) Collection at Military Archives, a joint initiative of Military Archives and the National Archives.

Heritage Ireland – Kilmainham Gaol : The Office of Public Works website on heritage sites including Kilmainham Gaol and Arbour Hill Cemetery.

Save Moore Street – Facebook page : Campaign to protect the historic Moore Street area of Dublin and to see the entire terrace & surrounding laneways designated a National Monument.

1916-21 Club : The 1916-21 Club launched the Towards 2016 initiative in 2012 (the centenary of the foundation of the Irish Volunteers).  The aim of the Towards 2016 initiative is to motivate citizens to commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising.

Kilmainham Tales – 1916 : A website dedicated to the history of Kilmainham Gaol including the events of 1916.

Irish Medals : Rolls of Honour and biographies of those who fought in 1916.

Proclamation 1916 : Information on the 1916 Proclamation, events and Roll of Honour.

Richmond Barracks : A new exhibition centre set in the historic Richmond Barracks where over 3,000 Irish rebels were held.

The History of Na Fianna Éireann : The Irish National Boy Scouts, or Na Fianna Éireann, was a youth organisation founded by Bulmer Hobson and Countess Markieivicz in 1909.

Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre : Museum and heritage centre in Thomas MacDonagh’s home town of Cloughjordan.

Liverpool Easter 1916 Commemoration Committee : Up to 50 women and men based in Liverpool took part in the fighting during Easter week. The Liverpool Easter 1916 Commemoration Committee has been set up to remember these women and men who sacrificed so much in the pursuance of Irish self determination and self government. The Committee is made up of a wide range of individuals from the Irish community including academics, historians, Irish community members involved in Irish language, culture, sport and the arts.

Stories from 1916 : ‘Stories from 1916’ is an online portal for the collection and presentation of stories of the participants of those involved in the 1916 Easter Rising. By engaging with relatives and presenting photographs, video, audio and text ‘Stories from 1916’ chronicles and preserves vital stories as a resource for all.

Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge : A project to create a virtual world visualisation of the events of The Battle of Mount Street Bridge. A collaboration between An Foras Feasa, the Humanities Institute at Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, the Humanities Virtual World Consortium, and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The project team and collaborators include military historians, ballistic experts, architects, digital humanists, developers, and virtual heritage specialists.

Workers & Rebels: Jacob’s Factory 1913-16  : The Library Service at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has developed an online exhibition that recounts the history of Jacob’s Factory and its role in key events in Irish history, including the 1913 Lockout and the 1916 Easter Rebellion.

University of Notre Dame: 1916 The Irish Rebellion : A website to accompany the 1916 documentary narrated by Liam Neeson an initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Books of interest

If you think any books should be added to the list please let us know.

16 Lives – A series of biographies of the sixteen executed 1916 leaders from O’Brien Press.

A Nation and not a Rabble by Diarmaid Ferriter

Battleground: The Battle for the General Post Office, 1916 by Paul O’Brien

Blood on the Streets: 1916 & the Battle for Mount Street Bridge by Paul O’Brien

Courage Boys, We Are Winning: An Illustrated History of the 1916 Rising by Michael Barry

Crossfire: The Battle of the Four Courts, 1916 by Paul O’Brien

Dublin Rising: 1916 by Joseph E.A. Connell, Jnr

Easter 1916: the Irish Rebellion by Charles Townshend

Easter Dawn: The 1916 Rising by Turtle Bunbury

Easter Widows by Sinéad McCoole

Fearless but Few: Feramanagh and the Easter Rising by the Fermanagh 1916 Centenary Association

Field of Fire: The Battle of Ashbourne 1916 by Paul O’Brien

Grandpa the Sniper: The Remarkable Story of a 1916 Volunteer by Frank Shouldice

Heuston’s Fort. The 1916 Rising. Battle of the Mendicity Institution – In the words of the Combatants. Helen Kelly, Eamonn McHale & Jimmy Stephenson. Illustrations by Jimmy Wren.

Hidden Heroes of Easter Week – Memories of volunteers From England who joined the Easter Rising. Robin Stocks

Making 1916 – Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising. Lisa Godson and Joanna Brück

Revolution in Dublin by Liz Gillis

Richmond Barracks 1916 ’We were there’ – 77 women of the Easter Rising by Mary McAuliffe & Liz Gillis

Shootout: The Battle for St Stephen’s Green, 1916 by Paul O’Brien

The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada

The Easter Rising, A Guide to Dublin in 1916 by Conor Kostick & Lorcan Collins

The GPO Garrison Easter Week 1916 : A Biographical Dictionary by Jimmy Wren

The Insurrection in Dublin by James Stephens

The Rising: Ireland, Easter 1916 by Fearghal McGarry

To Speak of Easter Week: Family Memories of the Irish Revolution by Helene O’Keeffe

Transforming 1916 : Meaning, Memory and the fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising by Rosin Higgins

Uncommon Valour, 1916 & the Battle for the South Dublin Union by Paul O’Brien

Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890 – 1923 by Roy Foster

When The Clock Struck in 1916, Close-Quarter Combat in The Easter Rising by Derek Molyneux and Darren Kelly

Who’s Who in the Dublin Rising 1916 by Joseph E. A. Connell Jnr

Women of the Irish Revolution by Liz Gillis