1916: The Rising Handbook

1916: The Rising Handbook

by Lorcan Collins


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A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising.

There are so many different versions of the story of Easter Week 1916. Lorcan Collins, an acknowledged expert on the subject and founder of the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour, decided that it was time to put together a truthful and factually correct reference book in one handy volume. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.

1916: The Rising Handbook offers bite-sized details about the organisations involved in the Rising, the positions occupied during Easter week, the weapons the rebels and army used, the documents that were passed around, and the speeches that were given. It details the women who came out to fight and profiles the sixteen executed leaders, as well as looking at the rebellion outside of Dublin.

It also utilises three different resources to give the most comprehensive list yet of all of those involved in the Rising. If a relative of yours fought during Easter 1916, you’ll find their name in here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847175991
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 03/20/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lorcan Collins co-author, with Conor Kostick, of The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916; founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin; lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals. 16 Lives is Lorcan's concept and he is the author of the first book in the series, a biography of James Connolly.

Table of Contents


 Section One                Timeline

 Section Two                Documents and Newspapers

 Section Three              Weapons

 Section Four                The Sea and the Easter Rising

 Section Five                Organisations

 Section Six                  Flags, banners and uniforms

 Centre Section            Images of documents

 Section Seven             Women and the Easter Rising

 Section Eight              Positions Occupied & Garrison Strengths

 Section Nine               Casualties and Destruction

 Section Ten                 Roll of Honour

 Section Eleven            Outside of Dublin

 Section Twelve           Miscellaneous


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