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Enemies of the State

Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

During World War 1, Reading Prison acted as a place of internment for individuals who were considered to be a security risk. Amongst these were a number of Irishmen who were involved in the Easter Rising of 1916. Please click on the links to find out more about them, the events of the Rising, and the Prison.

The Easter Rising

From Head of State to Working Man

Literary Internees

Reading Prison

Image of Nominal Register, 1916

Display Cases

Internees' Writings

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People

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Reading Gaol 1916

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