Roger Casement was born in 29 Sandycove Rd. on September 1st, 1864. He worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat and later became a humanitarian activist, poet and Easter Rising leader. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations”, Britain honoured him in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo. Six years later he was knighted for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru.
Casement grew to distrust imperialism. After retiring from consular service in 1913, he became more involved with Irish republicanism and other separatist movements. During World War I he made efforts to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising that sought to gain Irish independence. He was arrested, stripped of his knighthood and other honours, convicted and executed for high treason on August 3rd, 1916.
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The Roger Casement Summer School 2019 on video: – this film shows the first session on Friday August 30th, 2019. See other links to the following days’ talks and discussions. RSCC 19 Saturday Session 1 RCSS 19 Saturday Session 2 RCSS 19 Saturday Session 3 RSCC 19 Sunday Session 1 RSCC 19 Sunday […]
Roger Casement’s Ill Fated Crusade to Germany RTÉ History Show Myles Dungan leads a conversation with Dr Conor Mulvagh, UCD, and barrister and historian, John McGuiggan on Roger Casement’s trip to Germany in an attempt to enlist Irish POWs to fight against British rule. For all the stories from 100 years ago, visit […]