A very enjoyable Storymap on the Easter Rising, from John Gibney. John is the author of an upcoming biography on Sean Heuston as part of the 16 Lives series, and as a walking tour guide I suppose there’s a decent chance you’ve passed him on the street at work.
Sean McLoughlin is a fascinating and often overlooked character of the period. As well as discussing his role in the evacuation of the GPO, Gibney tell’s the story of the British officer who may well have saved young McLoughlin’s life. He also talks of how McLoughlin went on to become a communist activist. McLouglin’s politics feature in an interesting brief article here on the role of communists in the Irish Civil War.