Discussion of the Easter Rising

Our final piece of Easter week material for 2012, a radio discussion on the insurrection. 

This is Episode 5 of The History Show on Near 90fm. On this episode, Cathal Brennan is joined by Fearghal McGarry, Róisín Higgins and John Dorney to discuss the 1916 Rising in Dublin.

We discuss;

*Why the Easter Rising has such an enduring hold on people’s imaginations?

* What was Ireland like under British rule? What were nationalist responses before the Rising?

* Why did some separatists feel the need for a resort to arms?

* Was the Rising a serious military affair or armed propaganda?

* How has it been remembered and commemorated?
You can listen to the discussion here.

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