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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

6:PM Sat 03/26/05 - 89th Anniversary of Easter Uprising Irish Aires Show

To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary. Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents ---- On March 26, 2005. Irish Aires presented this special program on the 1916 Irish Uprising produced by CBS Radio. If you want to download & listen to this program click: The file will start to play after it is downloaded to a internet temporary file folder. If you want to keep it (050326_180002eire.mp3), move it to some other folder. It could be burnt to a DVD or cut into two parts and burnt to two CDs. The show will be available online until about 05/26/05.  NAME Whiterock Road, 1991; 1916 Rising -Modelled on a poster painted by Robert Ballagh to mark the 75th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the mural depicts the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, with James Connolly centre, and in addition Countess Markievicz, the only women in the republican leadership in 1916. Playlist 04/26/05 - The Irish Uprising - 1916 - 1922 This week we will play a documentary on the 1916 Uprising and the war that followed. This musical documentary was produced by CBS radio in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of 1916. Charles Kuralt is the host for this show.  Charles Kurult Charles Kuralt Remembering Charles Kuralt We will play it in two continual segments, so that it would be easy to tape. Below is the playlist for this show. It is about 70% music and 30% documentary and reading of poetry. De Valera's speeches are rare to hear. Links related to songs and poems contain the lyrics & music for that music. Listen Live to KPFT & Irish Aires on the Internet If you miss it Live, Listen to the Irish Aires Archives The Easter Rising, Dublin 1916 - Background and Long-Term Causes Postcards: Easter 1916 The images at this site are all from old unretouched postcards of the 1916 era. Click on any individual set to read commentary and see larger versions of the images. Jay ****************************************** The Irish Uprising 1916-1922 01) The Soldiers Song Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Lyric  Padraig Pearse Padraig Pearse 02) Padraig Pearse's Oration at the Grave of O'Donovan Rossa Read by Donal Callahan Text 03) The Bold Fenian Men Brendan O'Duill Lyrics 04) From an Interview by Sean O'Kelly  Eamon De Valera (from Eamon De Valera (from 05) From a speech by Eamon De Valera Hear Part 1 of This Speech Eamon De Valera 06) Lonely Banna Strand Kay Hart Lyrics 07) From a speech by Eamon De Valera 08) From the Rebel Tommy Makem The Poem 09) The Tricolor Ribbon Anne Byrne Lyric 10) The Rising of the Moon Tom Clancy Lyric 11) The Proclamation of 1916 Read by Donal Callahan  The Proclamation The Proclamation The Proclamation 12) Wrap the Green Flag Round Us Boys Tommy Makem and the Clancy Bros. Lyric  Michael O' Hanrahan Michael O' Hanrahan - (Author of "The Swordsman of the Brigade," etc.), Executed in Kilmainham Prison, May 4th, 1916. Michael O'Hanrahan was born in New Ross, County Wexford. A member of the Gaelic League and Quartermaster of the Irish Volunteers, during the rising he served as Thomas MacDonagh's second in command at Jacob's factory. After the surrender he was taken to Kilmainham and executed along with Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly and Willie Pearse. In his final hours he asked to make a will in which he bequeathed the copyright to his novel 'A Swordsman of the Brigade'. The book was published posthumously. 13) From an Interview with Mrs. Eileen O'Hanrahan Reilly 14) From an interview with Rory Brugha Cathal Brugha 15) From and Interview with Sean Harling Sean Harling, a one time republican who served on the First Dáil Secretariat and was interned for his republican sympathies during the Civil War, had become an agent provocateur in the war against republicans. He was responsible for the discovery of IRA arms dumps; setting up splinter groups; and carrying out actions which would discredit republicans. He even managed to get himself a position within Fianna Fáil to further enhance his usefulness to the state. His handler was the infamous David Neligan who was involved in directing the campaign of state murders in Kerry during the Civil War. 16) Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week The Clancy Bros and Tommy Makem 17) Easter 1916 Read by Tom Clancy Poem 18) Tipperary So Far Away Tom Clancy Lyric 19) The Rose Tree Read by Ed Golden Poem 20) Down by the Glenside Kay Hart Lyric 21) Before Ireland Can Go Free Liam Clancy In the battle's prologue Many a common man, woman and child had said Goodbye to work and love and play A child surprised in the door way An old man stretched in the street A young man near a lamppost Which he had clutched when the bullet struck him And down which he had clip when he died His curiously white face containing Wide eyes staring upwards As if asking the sky : why this had happened A stiff arm still half-encircling the lamp standard A young lassie in holiday attire Lying on her face maybe hurrying home When she heard the uproar "But going too slow... Or on the brilliant white blouse A purple patch of death Spreading over the middle of the back You signed no proclamation You invaded no building You pulled no trigger I know I know but Ireland needed you all the same Many will die like that Before Ireland can go free. 22) The West's Awake Anne Byrne, Brendan O'Duill & The Abby Tavern Singers Lyric  GPO in Ruins GPO in Ruins 23) Padraig Pearse's Surrender Order - April 1916 Read by Daniel Callahan  Surrender Order Facsimile reproduction of Surrender, signed and dated 29th April, 1916. 24) The Fogg Dew Pat Clancy, Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Lyric 25) From the "16 Dead Men" Read by Tom Clancy Poem 26) The Dying Rebel Kay Hart Lyric 27) The Mother Read by Deidre O'Meara The Mother by Patrick Pearse 28) From Eamon De Valera's 40th Anniversary Speech 40th Anniversary Speech 29) The Grand Old Dame Brittania Tommy Makem Lyric 30) From An Interview with Sean O'Kelly 31) From an Interview with Joseph Clarke 32) From An Interview with Sean Harling 33) From An interview with Frank Sherwin 34) Johnson's Motor Car Clancy Brothers && Tommy Makem Lyric 35) The Valley of Knockanure Liam Clancy Lyric 36) From De Valera's 40th Anniversary Speech 37) From an Interview with Sean Mooney 38) From an Interview with Sean Harling 39) Off to Dublin in the Green Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers Lyric 40) Boys from the County Cork Tommy Makem and Clancy Brothers Lyric

 Kevin Barry The scene in Church Street, Dublin, immediately after the arrest of the 18 year-old University College Dublin Medical student Kevin Barry, 20th September 1920. He was hanged on 1st November in Mountjoy Jail for the killing of a soldier. On 15th October 2001 his body, along with nine other IRA men was reinterred in the Republican plot at Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin. © 41) Kevin Barry Liam Clancy Lyric 42) The Manifesto of Sinn Fein Read by Eamon Kelly 43) From the Eamon de Valera's 40th Anniversary Speech 44) Shall my Soul Pass through Old Ireland Anne Byrne Lyric 45) From an Interview with Rory Brugha Terence McSwiney 46) From an Interview with Sean Mooney 47) An Durd Fainne Liam Clancy, Clancy Brothers && Tommy Makem 48) From an interview with Sean Harling 49) From the "Fool" Read by Donal Donnelly 50) A Nation Once Again Tommy Makem & The Clancy Brothers Lyric 51) A Message by Eamon De Valera on the 50th Anniversary of the Uprising- 52) The Soldier's Song ****************************************** 1916 The Rising Easter Rising - 1916 Grace Plunkett Countess Markievicz Links to the Audios of Various De Valera Speeches ---- Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary.

i just love looking at all the old foto and readind all there comments and storiest me im old dublin cabra brought up and i just love looking back
Thanks.. however it looks like I need to update this page,

I attended the funerals of Kevin Barry and his comrades in Dublin in 2001. I was proud to do so as I remember as a child his photograph stood in my grandmothers house in Sandymount Dublin.
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