1916 Commemoration

The Limerick City & County Council 2016 Commemoration Programme remembered and honoured those who took part in the 1916 Rising, reflecting on the events of that period and considering the profound impact and the legacy of the Rising.


Publications from the year prior to the 1916 Rising which give a sample of how nationalist feeling was expressing itself.

Secret History of the Irish Volunteers by The O'Rahilly

Souvenir of the funeral of O'Donovan Rossa

A significant event for nationalist feeling in Ireland was the funeral of the Fenian, O’Donovan Rossa, which took place in August 1915. Here we present the full souvenir booklet which was produced at the time of the funeral.

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Cuimhníonn Luimneach

Published for the 50th anniversary commemoration in 1966

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The Spark

A nationalist journal published during the year running up to the 1916 Rebellion

Limerick Leader 1916

  • January 1916
  • February 1916
  • March 1916
  • April 1916
  • May 1916
  • June 1916
  • July 1916
  • August 1916
  • September 1916
  • October 1916
  • November 1916
  • December 1916

1916 Commemoration

The Limerick City & County Library 2016 Commemoration Programme remembers and honours those who took part in the 1916 Rising, reflecting on the legacy of that period and will look towards our future.

Limerick has many important links with the 1916 Rising and these were commemorated in a programme of events and activities in 2016. Two of the sixteen leaders executed after the Rising were Limerick men, namely Con Colbert and Edward Daly. Tom Clark of Dublin also had close association with Limerick, his wife, Kathleen, being a member of the renowned Daly family of Limerick.

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