‘Insurrection’ - President and Sabina Higgins and the 1916 Commemorations

‘Insurrection’ - President and Sabina Higgins and the 1916 Commemorations

Published: Tue 19th Jan, 2016 | 12:25

On the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, Telefís Éireann (now RTÉ) produced ‘Insurrection’, an eight part drama that depicted the events of Easter Week 1916 as they might have been covered if television had existed.

Sabina Higgins (née Coyne) played nurse Julia Grennan in the series. 

The photos below, provided to Áras an Uachtaráin courtesy of RTE, were taken during the filming of the series and provide a reminder of the TV drama.

In more recent times, both President Higgins and Sabina have spoken on numerous occasions about the importance of the 1916 commemorations. For more information, click on the links below:

·    “Ireland 2016” – Introductory remarks by President Michael D. Higgins (2016)

·    Speech at the O’Donovan Rossa Memorial Park (2015)
·    “1916 and Ethics of Remembering” (June 2015)
·    Speech at launch of “Handbook of the Irish Revival” (2015)
·    Address at an ecumenical service to commemorate children who died during the Easter Rising (2015)
·    Speech at a National Tricolour Presentation (2015)

·    “Remembering, Forgiving and Forgetting” (2014)
·    Glasnevin speech (2014)
·    “Myth-Making and Ethical Remembering” (2014)
·    Speech at Centenary of the Foundation of Cumann na mBan (2014)

·    Remarks at the conservation of the Starry Plough flag  (2013)
·    “100 books that inspired a revolution” (2013)
·    2013 Michael Littleton lecture (2013)
·    Speech at the Centenary of the Foundation of the Irish Volunteers (2013)

·    “Remembering and Imagining Irishness” (2012)
·    British Council Annual Lecture (2012) 
·    “Unveiling of Lockout Tapestry” (2012)