Simplified History

We are very grateful to history enthusiast Joan O’Reilly for allowing us to post this excellent simplified version of the 1916 Rising.

Written and illustrated by Joan, the text is accessible and enhanced by the illustrations.

Joan recommends that you print out the accompanying map when using the resource.

1916 Rising - simplified history download document

1916 Rising – Simplified History


Map depicting 1916 rising key locations

1916 Map

Joan’s website can be found at