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  • Kathleen Clarke

    Kathleen Clarke

    Revolutionary Woman

    Written by Kathleen Clarke and Helen Litton

    A compelling and genuine first hand account of an activist during the most exciting and turbulent period of Irish history – the only first person account of 1916 ever published.

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  • Michael Mallin

    Michael Mallin

    16Lives

    By Brian Hughes

    Michael Mallin was a devout Catholic, a temperance advocate, father of four young children and husband to a pregnant wife when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising. In this revealing new book, the first ever biography of Mallin, Brian Hughes asks what led such a man, with so much to lose, to wage war against the British in 1916?

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  • Michael O'Hanrahan

    Michael O'Hanrahan

    16Lives

    By Conor Kostick

    Biography of Michael O'Hanrahan, one of the leaders of Ireland's 1916 Rising. A journalist, novelist and fierce nationalist, he was quartermaster of the Irish Volunteers, in charge of getting and managing many of the arms used in the rebellion.

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  • No Ordinary Women

    No Ordinary Women

    Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923

    By Sinead McCoole

    Extended and enhanced, with New Introduction by Author.

    Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics – women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom. This book vividly recreates the characters, personalities and courage of Ireland's revolutionary women.

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  • No Peace for Amelia

    No Peace for Amelia

    By Siobhán Parkinson

    It's 1916 but Amelia Pim's thoughts are on Frederick Goodbody and not on the war in Europe. Then Frederick enlists. The pacifist Quaker community is shocked but Amelia is secretly proud of her hero …

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  • Patrick Pearse

    Patrick Pearse

    16Lives

    By Ruán O'Donnell

    On 24 April 1916, as President of the Provisional Government, Patrick Pearse appeared under the GPO Grand Portico on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and read aloud the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Nine days later, he was the first of the rebel leaders to be executed. 

    In the 16Lives biography series.

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  • Roger Casement

    Roger Casement

    16Lives

    By Angus Mitchell

    A fascinating examination of the extraordinary life of Roger Casement, executed as part of the 1916 rising, fighting the empire that had previously knighted him. Ultimately, he was hanged in Pentonville prison on the 3 August—two years to the day after Britain’s declaration of war in 1914. 

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  • Sean Heuston

    Sean Heuston

    16Lives

    Written by John Gibney, Series edited by Lorcan Collins (Editor)

    This biography follows Heuston’s life, from his birth in Dublin, to his time as a railway clerk in Limerick. Finally it outlines his move back to Dublin, his joining The Volunteers, the Easter Rising, his imprisonment and execution.

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  • Seán MacDiarmada

    Seán MacDiarmada

    16Lives

    By Brian Feeney

    An accessible biography about Seán MacDíarmada, a leader in the 1916 Rising. Book six in the '16 Lives' series.

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  • A Short History of the Troubles

    A Short History of the Troubles

    By Brian Feeney

    From the first symptoms of serious unrest to the tortuous political manoeuvrings culminating in the 2003 Assembly elections, the book traces the reality of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

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  • Sinn Féin

    Sinn Féin

    A Hundred Turbulent Years

    By Brian Feeney

    The fascinating story of one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics over the last hundred years.

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  • A Terrible Beauty

    A Terrible Beauty

    Poetry of 1916

    Selected by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

    A collection of poems of revolution and dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland - focusing on before, during and after the 1916 Rising.

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  • Thomas Clarke

    Thomas Clarke

    16Lives

    By Helen Litton

    A fascinating examination of the life of Thomas Clarke, a member of the Fenians and was a key leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1916.

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    272
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  • Thomas Kent

    Thomas Kent

    16Lives

    By Meda Ryan

    Heavily involved in the Irish fight for independence from the 1880s on, Thomas Kent waited in Cork for orders during the 1916 Rising. During a gunfight at his home, Thomas' brother Richard and an RIC Constable were killed. He was executed by firing squad in Cork Barracks on 9 May 1916.

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  • Thomas MacDonagh

    Thomas MacDonagh

    16Lives

    By Dr. Shane Kenna

    Thomas MacDonagh was drawn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood through his strong conscience and sense of social justice, becoming a member of the Provisional Government and a signatory of the 1916 Easter Proclamation. He was executed on 3 May 1916 in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.

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  • Willie Pearse

    Willie Pearse

    16Lives

    By Róisín Ní Ghairbhí

    William "Willie" Pearse was a younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the Rising. He followed his brother into the Irish Volunteers and the Republican movement, taking part in the Easter Rising in 1916 at the General Post Office. Following the surrender he was court-martialled and sentenced to be shot. He was executed on the 4 May 1916.

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