Grangegorman Military Cememetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7
A protestor apprehended by have-a-go Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, a former Mountie, at the State Ceremonial event to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, 1916.
Grangegorman Military Cemetery is where many of the soldiers are buried.
Soldiers from Nottingham, England-based regiment – the Sherwood Foresters – on Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, April 26, 1916.
So callow they thought they were in the Western front.
John Gallen writes:
[A poppy wreath dedicated to the members of one British Army regiment who lost their lives during 1916 has been removed]. It seems the Battle of Mount Street Bridge is still raging on….Beggars belief that these anyone would desecrate a memorial of 1916.
But at the same time, it’s a typical republican attitude of ‘our way or no way’ and trying to destroy any reparations between our two nations that the rest of us, the vast majority, try to encourage…
It was 100 years ago today that the first radio broadcast took place from Dublin, and stations across the Republic are marking the occasion on-air.
At 5.30pm – the exact time of the first morse code transmission on April 25th 1916 – IBI and RTÉ radio stations will come together to air a special feature on the birth of a nation, and the beginning of radio.
It’s an 80-second morse code themed radio experience titled “The Sound of Sixteen” which imagines the battling sounds and dangerous atmosphere of the times.
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers (Castlecomer) held its Centenary Sale in The Gresham Hotel [Dublin 1] this afternoon, where an original copy of the Proclamation sold for €150,000 hammer price. A hundred years ago they were printing them ready for use.
Wrecking the Rising – a new three part drama series from Tile Films filmed at a full sized GPO set constructed inside a hanger at Galway airport. To wit:
The series follows three modern-day Irishmen, Ernest (Owen McDonnell – An Klondike / Single Handed), Tom (Sean T. Ó Meallaigh – The Callback Queen /Vikings) and Seán (Peter Coonan – Love/Hate [currently narrating RTE’s Inside The GPO series]), who endure listless and unexciting lives living in Dublin. Their only enjoyment comes from staging re-enactments of the Easter Rising. After being mysteriously transported back in time to 1916 they cause a huge blunder that has the potential to wreck the Easter Rising before it has even begun. Somehow they must keep history on course – and figure out a way to return to the future.
Wrecking the Rising: TG4, 9.30pm on three consecutive nights from Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th April, 2016