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Welcome to the National Library of Ireland’s online exhibition The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives.  This study resource draws almost exclusively upon the collections of the National Library, including the Library’s rich holdings of books, newspapers, photographs, drawings, proclamations and, not least, manuscript material.  In all, over 500 images have been selected for study and analysis.

Through the medium of contemporary documents, The 1916 Rising: personalities and perspectives focuses upon those who set the stage for the events of Easter Week 1916, the seven signatories of the proclamation, the others executed in the aftermath of the Rising, the casualties and the survivors. 

We hope that you find this perspective on the Rising informative and a helpful addition to the resources available to both students and the general reader interested in this period in Irish history.