Easter Monday 2016 saw the Four Courts Garrison relatives gather to commemorate the centenary of the Rising. Thanks to all those who came along to the Tóstal Na nGaolta at the Morrison Hotel and to the wreath laying ceremony at the Four Courts itself. It was fitting that we were brought together to remember our relatives who set out bravely one hundred years ago to fight for our independence. Below are links to the video recording, speeches and some photos of the event. R
"Relative" is an exhibition of photographs displayed on Benburb Street between Blackhall Place and Collins Barracks which featues 19 photographs of men and women of the 1916 Four Courts Garrison along with photos of their descendants. It runs from March to December 2016 and was developed by the Complex arts organisation with assistance from the 1916 Four Courts Garrison relatives and commissioned by the Law Society of Ireland. ‘Paddy Holahan, grandson of Patrick Holahan, one
The video below features 1916 Four Courts relative John McCann discussing his grandmother Eilis Ní Briain (née Elliot) and her sister Emily who were members of Cumann na mBan and were in the Four Courts and GPO Garrisons in 1916.
Click the link below to listen to an interview with Piaras Béaslaí (Vice-Commandant, 1st Batallion, Four Courts Garrison) from the RTÉ Archives in which he describes some of the fiercest fighting that took place during Easter Week 1916 in the Church Street area of Dublin. http://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1993-easter-1916/1994-they-remember-1916/606789-they-remember-1916-piaras-beaslai/ Edward Daly was commandant of Dublin’s 1st battalion and occupied the Four Courts dur