Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising

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  • Dublin City Council and the 1916 RisingTitle: Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising
  • Editor: John Gibney
  • Size: 25cms x 16cms
  • Format: Hardback and paperback
  • Pages: 336pp; full colour
  • Price: Hardback €40.50; Paperback €22.45 (guide price)
  • Publisher: Dublin City Council c/o Dublin City Public Libraries & Archive, March 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-907002-33-5 (hardback) | 978-1-907002-34-2 (paperback)

Book available from Four Courts Press and other bookshops.


Dublin City Council had a strong connection to the 1916 Rising through the involvement of elected members and Dublin Corporation employees, while the City Hall was a garrison building, held on Easter Monday by the Irish Citizen Army. The thirteen essays in this book, researched and written by experts in their field, explore the events and strategies leading into and following the Rising as it concerned the City Council.

These are complemented by biographies of 151 persons who were involved in the Rising and were either employed by the Council at the time, or subsequently. This wide-ranging book is essential for a complete understanding of the Rising.

Contributors: Sheila Carden, Shay Cody, Evelyn Conway, Donal Fallon, Las Fallon, David Flood, John Gibney, Anthony Jordan, Conor McNamara, Martin Maguire, Thomas J. Morrissey SJ, Seamus Ó Maitiú, Lawrence White, Padraig Yeates.

John Gibney is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the author of several books on Irish history. He has been a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame and NUI Galway. In 2012 he produced the acclaimed RTÉ Radio 1 documentary The Animal Gangs (broadcast July 2012) on the folklore of inner city Dublin. He has worked in heritage tourism in Dublin since 2001.