Cuimhní Cinn ar 1916 – Remembering 1916. Listen to vivid eyewitness accounts.

Remembering 1916

www.ucd.ie/irishfolklore/1916

A series of interviews made with Dublin people in the years 1979 and 1980 contain vivid eyewitness accounts of the 1916 Easter Rising and the events leading to independence and the Civil War. They form part of the Urban Folklore Project, which was undertaken by the Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin. From October 1979 to December 1980 a team of UCD graduates conducted more than 700 interviews on subjects dealing with Dublin’s folklore and social history. These audio recordings and transcriptions are preserved in the National Folklore Collection UCD.

The testimonies presented here are those of a cross-section of Dublin opinion in relation to the Easter Rising, ranging from combatants and avowed supporters of the rebellion to those less disposed the actions of the Volunteers. They also record the experiences and responses of neutral Dublin people whose lives were profoundly affected by the events.

Remembering 1916 is funded by UCD’s Decade of Centenaries Internal Award Scheme.

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Cuimhní Cinn ar 1916

www.ucd.ie/irishfolklore/1916/index-ga.html

Faightear cuntais bheoga chomhaimseartha ar Éirí Amach na Cásca, 1916 agus ar ar tharla idir sin agus baint amach an neamhspleáchais, agus an Cogadh Cathartha i sraith agallaimh a rinneadh le pobal Bhaile Átha Cliath sna blianta 1979-80. Mar chuid den Tionscadal Béaloidis Uirbigh fostaíodh céimithe de chuid Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, le h-eolas a bhailiú agus a scríobh amach i dtaobh béaloideas agus stair shóisialta na cathrach. Tá na hagallaimh fuaime sin i dtaisce anois i gCnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann UCD.

Is sampla ionadaíoch atá san fhianaise a chuirtear i láthair anseo ar an tuairimíocht a bhí i mBaile Átha Cliath i leith Éirí Amach na Cásca, a chuimsíonn comhraiceoirí agus daoine a bhí go tréan i bhfabhar na ceannairce, mar aon leo siúd nach raibh chomh tógtha céanna le gníomhartha na nÓglach (nó a bhí ina gcoinne). Faightear taifead anseo freisin ar thaithí agus tuairimí daoine neodracha i mBaile Átha Cliath, a ndearna na himeachtaí difear domhain dá saol.

Tá maoiniú á dhéanamh ar Cuimhní Cinn ar 1916 ag Scéim Gradaim Inmheánach Dheich mBliana na gCuimhneachán i UCD.

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