1916

St. Patrick’s Day 1916 Parade to St. John’s church. Lee Enfield rifles carried.

April 1916 Cathal Brugha in Kilkenny. Arrangements for rising. Tom Stallard said March. Cathal Brugha came down to say there was going to be a rising. The Kilkenny men held a meeting and sent Peter de Loughrey and Pat Corcoran to see Mc Neill. He said the first he knew about it was when people from around the country came to him. They came to an agreement that Kilkenny would only rise on McNeill’s orders.
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1915

April 2nd, Cumann na mBan formed in Wynn’s Hotel. Leaders – Jennie Wyse Power, Margaret Dobbs, Agnes O’ Farrelly, Mary Colum, Louise Gavan Duffy.

Hannah Sheehy Skeffington attacked the new organisation as an “animated collection box” for the Volunteers.
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1914

March – Curragh “mutiny”
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1913

Bill passed third reading in Commons. Rejected by Lords. Needed to be passed in two more sessions.
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1912

March 31st : Kilkenny Corporation go to great Home Rule Demonstration in Dublin

April 11th : Home Rule Bill introduced by Asquith
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1911

January – Municipal elections in Kilkenny City. Peter de Loughrey elected

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1910

General Election for the whole of the United Kingdom took place between 3rd and 19th December.
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Easter Rising: Events
document outling the main events of Easter Week

The events of Easter week

All Quiet
Easter Rising

Kilkenny People reports the Rising

Proclamation

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The Ruins of Dublin