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Background Information for The Guns of Easter

Here are some resources to gain an understanding of and background information for The Guns of Easter by Gerard Whelan.

This Presentation is a short history of the I916 Rising, the time the novel is set.

The following slideshow from Twinkl gives an outline of the 1916 Rising.

  • There are many more 1916 Rising resources on Twinkl. Use the codeIRLTWINKLHELPS for free access.
  • Watch the following videos to discover more about the background and history of the 1916 Easter Rebellion

  • There are many more historical videos available from the Irish Times website.
  • Take a 1916 Rising tour at This is an excellent resources, full of photos and information. Don’t forget to click on the icons to explore all the streets.