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Episode 5: April to May 1916 (Easter Rising)

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Episode 5 Show Notes:

Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 17, April 22, 1916.
p. 22: “Easter Time”

Dublin after the Six Days' Insurrection : thirty-one pictures from the camera of Mr. T. W. Murphy.
p. 31: Proclamation of the Irish Republic

The Washington times, April 25, 1916, Home Edition
p. 1: “Rebels in Dublin Seize Part of City”

La Vanguardia (an independent newspaper of Barcelona), morning edition, 27 abril 1916
p. 11: “De la insurreccion en Dublin”; “Ley marcial en Dublin”

In Times of Peril

Doing my bit for Ireland by Margaret Skinnider

Laughter-lighted memories by Brian O'Higgins, n.d.

The Gaelic American - Vol. XIII No. 18, April 29, 1916, Whole Number 659
p. 1: Advert: “Irish men and women”

The Gaelic American - Vol. XIII No. 19, May 6, 1916, Whole Number 660
p. 2: Advert: “What the Irish have done for America”

The Gaelic American - Vol. XIII No. 18, April 29, 1916, Whole Number 659
p. 1: “Ireland, In Arms, Fighting For Freedom”

The Gaelic American - Vol. XIII No. 20, May 13, 1916, Whole Number 661
p. 1: “Military Massacre In Dublin Under The Rule Of An English Courtmartial”

The Clan-na-Gael Journal, no. 30, October 22, 1916.
p. 2: McDermott’s Last Letter, dated May 11, 1916

Ardmore Chronicle - Volume XXVII, No. 30, Saturday, April 29, 1916
p. 2: short updates (Real U.S. Dogs of War; L-3 Delivered to Government; Says Crisis Kills Hyphen)

Michael Robartes and the Dancer / by William Butler Yeats.
p. 9-11: “Easter 1916”


Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library@Villanova University, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress, and La Vanguardia Hemeroteca. The theme music is from "The Wearing of the Green" as performed by the Metropolitan Band with Otto Mesloh. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a Great War Centennial Exposition. For more information, visit

This episode featured the voice talents of Laura Bang, Leigh Clark, Sean Connolly, Kevin Esmond, Claudia González-Rivas, Elena Jiménez Pizarro, Demian Katz, Patrick McAndrew, Jessica Otterbine, Alix Rosenfeld, David Uspal, and Kayla Van Osten. Special thanks to Anna Fitzpatrick and Chelsea Phillips for content and research assistance.

Narrator: Chris Hallberg

Editors: Laura Bang and Chris Hallberg

Producer: Chris Hallberg

Executive Producer: Laura Bang


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