The Triumph of Failure: Ireland 1916
History is alive on the streets of Dublin.
Few crushed rebellions have spawned as much poetry, song, legend and hot argument, as the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916.
The Rising was doomed as a military operation. But it set in motion the final bloody struggle for Irish independence after 800 years of English rule. And it continues to shape the consciousness and politics of modern Ireland.
This special program is called, "The Triumph of Failure: Ireland 1916".
Michael's guests are:
Patrick Geoghegan, historian
Deirdre Nic Eanruig, active member of the 1916 Relatives Association
Lia Mills, author of Fallen, a novel set during the Easter Rising
Declan Kiberd, Irish Studies professor
Senator David Norris, politician, activist and James Joyce scholar
Colm O'Gorman, head of Amnesty International in Ireland
Tara Flynn, actor, comedienne and activist
Alan Titley, writer and scholar