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Roll of Honour of 1916

Introduction

In 1936, surviving participants of the 1916 Easter Rising signed their names to a Roll of Honour, which was presented to the Taoiseach √Čamon de Valera and deposited in the National Museum.

Comprising 48 pages, it included 1655 entries - the signatures of those individuals who survived, and the names of those who died at the time or in the 20 years since, entered by the senior survivor from that garrison.

The result was a commemorative document reflecting the politics of the time, rather than a definitive list of participants in the Rising.