Syd Morgan – Wales and the Easter Rising

Plaid Cymru History Society, 4pm Friday 21 October 2016

Plaid Cymru Conference Llangollen Pavillion

Wales and the Easter Rising – Jack White’s 1916 Mission

Lecture by Syd Morgan



In this Easter Rising centenary year, Wales has focussed on Frongoch concentration camp. However, there’s a second connection between the two nations. This shines light on how Labour reacted to the Rising, one which fixed the narrative of the Welsh Nationalist Party on both Ireland and Labour for decades. In April 1916, Jack White came on a fortnight’s mission to Jack WhiteGlamorgan to save James Connolly from execution. He failed; Connolly was shot the morning White was arrested.