There was an undercurrent of advanced nationalism in the north west in 1916. The Irish Volunteers were active and mostly spent their time disrupting army recruitment meetings.
However, a small number of Volunteers in Derry were ready on Easter Sunday morning to mobilise for a planned Rising across the country. Their orders never arrived. A few days later, the soldiers of the British Army stationed in the north west got their orders to go to Dublin and put down the rebellion.
Adrian Grant will explore what life was like in the north west in 1916, before, during, and after the Easter Rising. The involvement of local people in the events of April 1916 will be outlined, as will the reactions to the Rising in its aftermath.
DateWednesday, April 27, 2016 - 19:00
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