Historical Belfast

From Belfast To The Gresham Hotel

November 29, 2023 Jason Burke Episode 35
Historical Belfast
From Belfast To The Gresham Hotel
Show Notes

Just when you thought that we knew everything that there is to know about the 1916 Easter Rising, yet more perspectives continue to seep from the archives and from locations more obscure.

A 49-page document, now in the archives of the Linen Hall Library, offers a sensational eye-witness account of the Rising written in long-hand and on Gresham Hotel headed notepaper. It describes the thrilling experiences of 38 year old James Mitchell, a teacher from The Mount in east Belfast. This is his story.

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