The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, the National Library developed an online exhibition entitled The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives. The exhibition is designed as a resource for anyone with an interest in this historical period, but its document-based approach makes it particularly useful to students of the Leaving Certificate History Syllabus.

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.

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