The National Graves Association Belfast are relaunching ‘Belfast and Nineteen Sixteen’ the booklet produced to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising. The original 1966 book has been reprinted along with a new cover and introduction.
You can read more on the relaunch below (by Brónach Ní Thuama in the Andersonstown News):
The booklet was originally produced (along with Antrim’s Patriot Dead) to raise funds on behalf of the National Graves Association in Belfast and defray the cost of erecting the County Antrim Memorial on the Tom Williams plot in Milltown Cemetery. Both were edited by Jimmy Steele, who had previously edited a number of versions of what is now Belfast Graves, a compendium of biographies of republicans who had died while actively involved in various campaigns. Funds from sales we go towards ongoing work on the Belfast National Graves Association.
I have written about Belfast and Nineteen Sixteen and Antrim’s Patriot Dead previously.
You can view the whole book here: Belfast and Nineteen Sixteen (or get a preview below, to whet your appetite).
I don’t have a link for buying it online as yet, but I’ll update this as soon as I get one. In the meantime you can contact the National Graves Association in Belfast via their Facebook page.
Some related posts on Belfast and 1916
Mobilising in Belfast for 1916
Disinformation and propaganda: violence in Belfast in 1966
Belfast Easter Commemoration, 1917
Truckling to Treason: Belfast Newsletter reflects on the Rebellion, 4th May 1916
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