Michael O’Hanrahan, who fought at Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, told his court martial he “acted under the orders” of his “superiors”, documents from the c(...)

John MacBride could have escaped before the surrender of rebels at Jacob’s Factory, but he would have considered it dishonourable, he told his court m(...)

The evidence recorded against Con Colbert at his court martial was contained on less than a single page, documents from the British National Archives (...)

Willie Pearse, the brother of Patrick, was the only one of those who were executed to have pleaded guilty at his court martial. Willie Pearse was tr(...)

Seán MacDiarmada’s court martial was one of the lengthiest of those carried out involving the leaders of the Rising. In addition to the charge of st(...)

Comdt Michael Mallin repudiated the claim he had set out to aid Britain’s enemy, Germany, in his actions during Easter Week 1916. His rebuttal direc(...)

Thomas Kent was the only one of the 15 men who were executed to be the subject of a court martial outside Dublin. He was also probably the unluckiest (...)

A document certifying that James Connolly was “perfectly rational” and “fit to undergo his trial” is among papers included in his court-martial file, (...)

Sean Heuston in uniform 1916

A note found in the Mendicity Institute after the surrender of the Irish Volunteers, was an order from Connolly to a “Captain Houston” and not to “Heu(...)

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Ancestry. ie has worked with the British National Archives, Kew, London, to bring wider online access to one(...)