Those of us who must die : execution, exile and revival after the Easter Rising / Derek Molyneux & Darren Kelly.
By: Molyneux, Derek.
Contributor(s): Kelly, Darren (Writer on Irish history).Publisher: Cork : The Collins Press, 2017Description: , 304 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781848893252 (pbk.).Subject(s): prisioners | Dublin (Ireland) -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916 | Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916 | Ireland -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 941.50821
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Map of West Dublin in 1916 -- Introduction -- Prologue -- 1. The first prisoners- Richmond Barracks and Kilmainham Gaol -- 2. The prisoner selections begin in Richmond Barracks -- 3. Round-ups, more selections and civilian backlash -- 4. The deportation begin -- 5. The military prepare to make their next move -- 6. The first courts martial and the second deportations -- 7. The first executions in Kilmainham Gaol -- 8. Courts martial in Richmond Barracks gather steam -- 9. An unexpected wedding, and four more firing squads -- 10. Courts martial continue and another volley at dawn in Kilmainham -- 11. Changing sentiment in Dublin and further deportations -- 12. Four more are shot -- 13. The endgame approaches -- 14. The final executions and an unexpected visitor to Richmond barracks -- 15. Internment -- 16. Triumphant return to Dublin -- 17. Hunger strikes and a movement reborn -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Sources -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
"The immediate aftermath of the 1916 Rising is an often-overlooked period of Irish revolutionary history. However, it saw the rebirth of the Volunteers and laid the foundations for the War of Independence. Picking up where the authors' acclaimed account of the Rising left off, we join the rebels in the throes of defeat. The leaders' poignant final hours and violent ends are laid bare, but the perspective of those with the unpalatable task of carrying out the executions is also revealed."