Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising
John Gibney, editor
‘Essential reading for all who want to have a fuller understanding of the tumultuous events that occurred in our capital city a hundred years ago … Following an insightful introduction by the editor, the book is arranged into two sections, part I dealing with ‘Dublin City Council: the Elected Members and the 1916 Rising’ and part 2 focusing on ‘Dublin Corporation Employees and Institutions in the 1916 Rising’, with an appendix with biographical notes on the staff involved in the Rising. The book is lavishly illustrated and each essay has copious footnotes. The level of detail is impressive and for those with ancestral connections to the Council and the Rising, this book will be of exceptional interest’, Michael Merrigan, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (June 2016).
‘This book offers a set of fresh and unfamiliar perspectives and is concerned not so much with the meaning of the Rising but with its reality – how it affected and shaped Dublin and many of the individuals who took part in it, or those who were affected by it. What connects them all is their link to the municipal authorities of Dublin, particularly the City Council. In that sense, while many will claim the legacy of 1916, the chapters in this volume deal with what was unequivocally Dublin’s Rising’, Ringgold (December 2016).