JIM MCGUINNESS WAS featured on ‘Ireland’s Rising’ on RTÉ on Sunday night.
The former Donegal manager (pictured above courtesy of presspack/ RTÉ) discovered that his family’s connections with Scotland, where he currently works as a sports psychologist with Celtic FC, stretch right back to 1916.
He also learned how a native Irish speaking member of the RIC was one of the first casualties of the Rising in the entire country – Constable Charles McGee – and how the majority of young men in Donegal were fighting in the Somme in April 1916.
McGuinness learned that two unsuspecting Donegal fishermen from Gola Island were on board the Asgard in the Howth gunrunning in 1914 when the majority of arms used in the Easter Rising were obtained.
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