Search Results for 'Joseph Mary Plunkett'

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Geraldine Plunkett and Tom Dillon

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Geraldine Plunkett was a daughter of Count George Noble Plunkett and a sister of Joseph Mary Plunkett. She became Joe’s aide-de-camp and knew all the 1916 leaders. She and Joe lived in Larkfield cottage in Kimmage where they stored guns and ammunition, and a lot of drilling, etc, occurred. Joe brought in Michael Collins to help her with the family accounts.

‘If we do nothing else we shall rid Ireland of three bad poets’

Poetry more than any other art form is intimately connected with the events of Easter 1916. Three of the executed signatories of the Proclamation, Padraic Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh (Tomás Mac Donnchadha) and Joseph Mary Plunkett were recognised poets of their day, who had used their poems to espouse the cause of revolutionary nationalism.

Easter Rising records now available online

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More than 60,000 images and other records outlining the story of the Easter Rising are now available online at Ancestry.ie.

NUI Galway Arts in Action Grand Finale tonight

NUI Galway’s Arts in Action 2016 Grand Finale will take place at the upper Aula Maxima on campus on Thursday, March 24 at 7pm. This event, which is entitled ‘War, Freedom, Love and Loss’, is a collaboration between the University’s discipline of English, School of Medicine, and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.

Future doctors to sing songs of war and freedom

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MORE THAN 40 medical students in NUI Galway will perform music and song from the first 20 years of the 20th century in a concert entitled War, Freedom, Love and Loss, in the Aula Maxima, on campus, on Thursday March 24 at 7pm.

A Terrible Beauty is Born – centenary exhibition in Athlone Library

From now until March 12, the Aidan Heavey Public Library in Athlone is showcasing an exhibition borrowing its title from the famous line by W.B. Yeats: A Terrible Beauty is Born. This will be the first of two library exhibitions focusing on the 1916 Rising.

 

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