The shell of the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later O'Connell Street), Dublin in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

The Easter Rising (The Irish Revolution Lecture 4)

The lecture series covers a tumultuous period in Irish history and examines the interaction of different groups (in particular unionists, moderate and radical nationalists, and the British), the causes and impact of events (such as the Home Rule Crisis, the Easter Rising, and the Treaty), and patterns of continuity and discontinuity in the period spanning the First World War.

Professor Michael Laffan

The Irish Revolution was a module taught by renowned Irish historian Professor Michael Laffan in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin from the late 1970′s until his retirement in 2010. In association with the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and History Hub.ie all 10 of the lectures were recorded and are available to download via iTunes and also via the RSS feed (links are below).

Listen to Lecture 4 - The Easter Rising

Click here to listen to Lecture 5 – Aftermath of The 1916 Rising and 1917 By-Elections.

Image: ‘The shell of the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later O’Connell Street), Dublin in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising’. Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons (Life goes on…Uploaded by russavia) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons