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I love follow ups.

My sincere thanks to Stephie who commented on this recent piece regarding the launch of a new work on The Smiths at the Workman’s Club recently. In that book, the excellently titled ‘Why Pamper Life’s Complexities?’, Sean Campbell wrote of a feature on the band that appeared in An Phoblacht in 1984. Stephie dug it out of the AP/RN archive and sent it along.

Our emails are on the About Us page, it’s always great to find something ‘attached’ to a mail in your inbox. If it should be up here, send it on in.

Sean Campbell left a comment on the recent piece noting that:

The full account of this fascinating episode, involving The Smiths’ tour of Ireland in 1984, is included in my book, ‘Irish Blood, English Heart’, which will be published this month by Cork University Press.

I look forward to it.

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Sad state of affairs when it takes the Boston Public Library (4,811 km away from the GPO) to digitize such a historically valuable document. Read the 308 page booklet here.

The Rebellion Handbook was published by the Irish Times in 1917, and is based on articles carried in the Irish Times in May 1916. The handbook provides a fascinating insight into the Easter rising. It is one of the key sources and contains a wealth of information, including an official list of casualties, names of prisoners, photographs and a map showing the key locations in Dublin.

The handbook contains 308 pages of information. It includes:

* facsimiles of documents
* articles from the Irish Times
* photographs of principal rebels and government & security personnel
* a detailed account of the events in Dublin and around the country
* detailed list of buildings destroyed
* official and rebel documents
* names and personal details of 1,306 casualties (including 300 deaths) from army, navy, RIC, DMP, civilians and rebels.
* full account of court martial hearings and execution of 15 rebels
* names, addresses and occupations of over 3,000 rebels arrested and interned.
* a detailed Whos Who of the people of the time.
* full court details of the Casement trial.

It remains one of the most detailed accounts of the rising, and is an essential resource for those studying the people and events of this tumultuous event.

Front cover.

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