5 June 2012: ‘James Connolly: Life & legacy’, National Library

In March 2013 O’Brien Press launched a landmark new series of biographies that will chronicle the lives and careers of the 16 men executed after the Easter Rising of 1916.



The first volume, by series co-editor Lorcan Collins, the founder of Dublin’s 16 Rebellion Walking Tour, examines the life of James Connolly. To mark the publication, Lorcan was joined by Richard Boyd Barrett, TD, writer, curator and editor Catherine Morris, in a discussion chaired by Luke Gibbons of NUI Maynooth and hosted by the National Library of Ireland.


Together they assessed this revolutionary socialist and iconic figure of Irish republicanism, and examined the wider political and social context of the era.


For more information on the 16 Lives series click here. 


To read a short biography of Connolly from the UCC Multitext project, click here.



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