Easter Rising

Corpus of The Gaelic Journal

In this the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, it is worth remembering the rich culture from which the rising sprang.  The start of the Twentieth Century saw a huge resurgence in Irish nationalism.  This newfound pride found expression in art, literature and indeed the promotion of the Irish language.  Central to this growth was Conradh na Gaeilge and its publication, Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge.

1916 in Letters

James Connolly

To commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising, Visual Correspondence has included letter collections by several of the signatories of the Proclamation, as well as some other notable figures.  James Connolly, Eamonn Céannt (and his family), Padraig Pearse, and Seán MacDiarmada all feature, as do Roger Casement, W. B. Yeats, Eamon de Valera, John Millington Synge and other figures central to cultural and revolutionary life at that tumultuous time.  See what you can discover.