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Apparently so.

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

(Thanks Catherine)


This morning/afternoon.

Cobh Animation Team (‘Bringing the women of Ireland’s past to life’) dressed in 1916-era fashions at Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Shawl where would you get it?


Suit yourselves.

Cobh Animation Team (Facebook



We’ll have none of your Mnásplaining, thank you very much.


Sam Boal/Rollingnews




Annie West writes:

Thanks to the gifted Sligo photographer James Connolly we can now bring you the Benbulben 1916 flag…



The flag up close.

The reason?

As part of our ongoing centenary celebrations, some members of the Fr Michael O’Flanagan Memorial Group made it to the summit of Benbulben at lunchtime on Easter Monday to fly a tri-colour.

Fr O’Flanagan instigated the seditious practice of displaying the tri-colour in Cliffoney in the summer of 1915.

In her book Crossing Highbridge, Maureen Waters describes how her father, a member of the Grange Volunteers, climbed Benbulben and planted a tri-colour there in 1916 to let the people of North Sligo know the Rising had begun.

Cliffoney Remembers Fr Michael O’Flanagan (Facebook)

Thanks David Lawless


From top: Tom and Lucy with their children, from left: Eileen, Lila, Myles and Sheila; Sheila (sitting) and her family this morning.

Andrew Tyrrell writes:

Sheila O’Leary [age 93] bright and ready for her place at the Easter parade surrounded by her family this morning. Sheila is the daughter of Tom “The Boer” Byrne and Lucy Smyth who were both present in the GPO during the rising.

Tom and Lucy (Stories of 1916)