Monday 16 January 2017

Gizzard and tripe: a taste of life in 1916

Published 02/05/2016 | 02:30

Meabh Myles, Holly Hewson, Eugene Scallon, Ruby O’Kelly, Evan Brophy and Ben Sharp – dumped the comforts of modern-day life and put themselves in the shoes of children who lived through the Rising
Meabh Myles, Holly Hewson, Eugene Scallon, Ruby O’Kelly, Evan Brophy and Ben Sharp – dumped the comforts of modern-day life and put themselves in the shoes of children who lived through the Rising

Six children found out what it was like to live in 1916 Ireland when they travelled back in time for an RTÉ special.

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The youngsters - Meabh Myles, Holly Hewson, Eugene Scallon, Ruby O'Kelly, Evan Brophy and Ben Sharp - dumped the comforts of modern-day life and put themselves in the shoes of children who lived through the Rising.

The perils of getting caught up in conflict were very real for children in the city centre at the time - but for others, life went on. Their day involved gathering fuel and water, shovelling manure and collecting eggs before breakfast. And after a hard day's chores, gizzard, tongue and tripe were served up at dinner time.

Simon Delaney presents the special programme, which will be broadcast at noon and 5pm on RTÉ2 today.

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