1916 Seachtar Dearmadta/The Forgotten Seven: Ned Daly
Presented by The 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland) and the Pádraig Pearse Branch of Conradh na Gaeilge is the final episode from '1916 Seachtar Dearmadta: (The Forgotten Seven)' telling the story of the other seven leaders executed in Kilmainham Gaol after the Easter Rising.
This is the follow-up series to the award-winning '1916 Seachtar na Cásca'.
This series, from Abu Media, explores the lives of these men telling their stories in docu-dramatic form, narrated by Brendan Gleeson, with re-enactments of key episodes from their lives, and from the Rising, interspersed with information from some of Ireland’s pre-eminent historians.
The films are in Irish (with subtitles) and English.
This is the last of four screening events.
Edward 'Ned' Daly, from Limerick grew up in a family steeped in Republicanism. His sister, Kathleen, married Easter Rising leader Tom Clarke and leading Fenian John Daly was his uncle. He spent a short time as an apprentice baker in Glasgow, before going to Dublin where he lived with Clarke and Kathleen. As well as being a member of the secretive Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) Daly would be an early member of the Irish Volunteers where he soon reached the rank of captain. He was assiduous in his study of military manuals and gained the admiration of senior officers in actions such as the Howth gun-running of 1914. He was later promoted to the rank of commandant of the 1st Battalion. It was this battalion that he led during the Rising , stationed in areas in and around the Four Courts. His group saw the most harsh fighting of the Rising. He was 25 when he was executed by firing squad on 4 May 1916. He was the youngest man to hold his rank and also the youngest to be executed.
This is an ideal opportunity to learn one of the men who was executed for his part in Easter Rising but is not as well known now as the likes of Pearse or Connolly. Find out what brought him on the road to revolution and why it is so important to remember them.