Easter Rising Centenary spot for Clare FM

Arthur Shields, Hollywood actor. My Great Great Uncle

This next link is something a bit different: ClareFM Looks Back to 1916 – Part 3 of a series of special inserts recorded at ClareFM and produced by Paraic Flaherty of that parish.

Based on the premise “…what if we had the commercial radio network we have today back then?” and broadcast to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

I had tremendous fun doing this particular session as it’s always nice to get out of dear old Dublin for a few hours to engage in it’s (audio) destruction elsewhere.

Had our doughty reporter been there covering the events as they happened he would have been within rifle range of my Great Uncle the Abbey Theatre and Hollywood actor Arthur Shields who fought in the GPO during Easter week with the Citizen Army

All voices Morgan C. Jones