On Saturday 7 May Mountjoy Street, Palmerston Place and Middle Mountjoy Street (MPM) Residents’ Association (in association with Phizzfest and Dublin City Council) presented a community history event entitled ‘1916 on our street’, on Palmerston Place (off the top of Dominick Street), Dublin 7. This explored the connections of the neighbourhood with the 1916 Rising. From the origins of Ireland’s ‘secret revolutionary organization, the Irish Republican Brotherhood’ in the 1860s — John O’Leary published the Irish People from 16 Palmerston Place — to Roger Casement’s doomed attempt to recruit a brigade of Irish British Army POWs for our ‘gallant allies in Europe’ — his organizer in Germany, Robert Monteith, once lived in 6 Palmerston Place — this afternoon of lectures and a walking tour concluded with a History Ireland Hedge School debate on the Rising. The full schedule is:
2pm Historical walking tour of the neighbourhood, Donal Fallon (Come Here To Me blog, Newstalk Breakfast’s weekly history slot)
3pm The MPM neighbourhood in the 1911 census, Eamon O’Flaherty (UCD)
3.30pm ‘Romantic Irelnd’s dead & gone…’—John O’Leary, the Irish People & 16 Palmerston Place, John Gibney (Glasnevin Trust/TCD)
4pm Robert Monteith (6 Palmerston Place) & Casement’s Irish Brigade, Gregori Meakin (UCD)
4.30pm Local women in 1916, Mary McAuliffe (Women’s Studies, UCD)
5pm The 1916 Rising in Phibsborough, Brian Hanley (Our Rising: Cabra and Phibsborough in Easter 1916 Rising)
5.30pm History Ireland Hedge School chaired by HI editor, Tommy Graham.
From Century Ireland: Church Street and the Four Courts in 1916.