The 1916 Rising (The War of Independence Part II)

The story of the War of Independence continues with the 1916 Rising. The episode begins by looking at the how the revolt unfolded and explains why it was limited to Dublin. It then follows the rebels into captivity in the famous prison camp of Frongach in Wales. The second half of the show turns to the legacy of the Rising. The dramatic transformation of attitudes towards militant republicanism is revealed by focusing on the experiences of the most unlikely of rebels - Countess Markievicz. 

Then to conclude the episode we will meet another key figure in the story - Eamon de Valera when he stands for election in 1917. 

Additional Research - Sam McGrath

Sound - Jason Looney

Additional narrations - Aidan Crowe and Therese Murray

Artwork - Keith Hynes

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