10 videos on Irish History you might enjoy

It’s time to kick-back, relax and get somewhat informed. To help we’ve done the hard work and trawled You Tube to find some essential 1916 viewing.

By Joanne Mc Donagh

Watch some real footage from the archives of the 1916 Easter Rising, hear Sean MacDiarmada’s final letter just before his execution in 1916 , uncover the ordinary women and the roles they played in the Easter Rising and much much more…


1. A brief history of the Rising



2. Sites of 1916: GPO



3. A profile of the ordinary women of the 1916 Rising



4.  A profile of Elizabeth (Lily) O’Brennan



5. One veteran’s account of the 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath



6.  Sean MacDiarmada’s final letter before his execution



7. Archival footage of Dublin street scenes after the 1916 Easter Rising



8. Footage showing the damage after the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin



9. Real footage of the aftermath of the Easter Rising 



10.  Watch some real archival footage from 1916 Easter Rising, Dublin


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