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Easter Rising

The Easter Rising was an insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish Republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing the Irish Republic at a time when the British Empire was heavily engaged in the First World War.

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A book for those mulling British history over the last hundred years, and comparisons between Scotland and Ireland.
Easter Rising Rebels would not give their names
Mom - why are you watching the dark night rises on easter?. Me - because someone else was rising today. It only makes sens…
On my way to Valley Forge for the ACIS regional conference. I will be speaking on the impact of the 1916 Easter Rising on Baltimore, MD.
"What's that?". "That' Japan, the rising sun". "Now has it risen? Because their flags just a red dot? What do they say on Easter? He's risen!"
Lauriston Lights co-director and co-founder Adam Seldon has been shortlisted for an award at a major charity... https:…
All this talk about terrorism amidst the preparations for the anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916.
Appeal for Irish to return for Easter Rising centenary. Find out more
Glad to hear I'm not alone! I'll be in a minority of people here of who won't be commemorating Easter Rising next
"HIDDEN HEROES OF Easter Week. Memories of Volunteers from England who joined the Easter Rising". Book launch in... http…
The rebel commander who founded a hospital via
the British were merciless to Irish fighters. They slaughtered Rebels after the Easter 1916 rising... Same thing really
Easter rising in - nationalist blood sacrifice or insurrection planned to defeat British army
think he only heard the words Easter and rising
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"And Soon to Sing" . First performance of my play focusing on the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising.
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1798 rebellion? Easter Rising lasted 6 days. Would have been less had British forces not been fighting in WW1. Keep losing boy.
Easter Rising attacks planned for Belfast aborted due to poor numbers -
Derry pupils 'trained with guns' on school grounds after Easter Rising
Ireland one of 1st countries allow women in politics.
Have you seen our section? Keep up with all the news & features in the run up to the centenary in 2016.
After rising from the dead, our Lord appeared to 2 disciples & neither recognized Him! →
now they can be recognised as people who were killed in the Easter Rising in 1916 by this book and hopefully the state 2016
195/365 of random handstands at the 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Wall in Arbour Hill. The military…
.School just getting under way on the Easter Rising in
Months before they celebrate the Easter rising Sinn Fein hand legislative control in Ireland to Westminster
'Oh to be from Rathmines'. Good insight piece on my stomping ground. via
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Declan Kiberd on the "Intellectual Origins of the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916" on 11/18 at
frankly your deluded if you think Carson has anything to do with the Easter Rising and the reprobates the lily represents
My father in law has designed this fantastic calander for the 1916 centenary. It would make a great stocking filler.
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CHILDREN SOLDIERS: RTÉ's Easter Rising centenary focus to include ordinary people - Irish Times
Indo ran a story today with Ken Ring predicting sunshine for Easter Rising 100th anniversary week. As you do..
A proud and unapologetic take on Easter 1916 in Kevin Rooney and James Heartfield's "Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016"
1916 Easter Rising chocolate bar. The merchandising has started.
National minority-Alan Kent-most important play on Cornish this century-bring it to Dublin & celebrate Easter Rising,Cornish Padraig Pearse
Excellent day out at conference exploring 1916 - what is it all about? Excellent contributions on Easter Rising and Battle of Somme!
Easter Rising rally: Suspended sentences for men who took part in dissident republican event
Pair sentenced over Easter Rising rally: Two men who took part in dissident republican event, during which a masked…
BTW I'm looking forward to reading Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising soon ... I'm right in thinking it's you?
Enter: The decade of centenaries all-Ireland history contest via
From the paper that called for the execution of the 1916 Leaders...
Sinn Féin's bill to create a new public holiday on April 24 (anniversary of Easter Rising) defeated by 82 votes to 37
Easter Rising re-established a tradition of violence and marginalised constitutional nationalism
Uncovering history: how you too can use the 1916 archives via
Today we begin a series of discussions about next years 1916 Rising commemorations, Diarmuid Ferriter is in studio .
Fallen by Lia Mills, a novel set against the backdrop of the events of the Easter Rising, has been chosen as the...
& 1916 will be a great resource I Social Engagement: A online rising via
Todd Andrews must be asking himself, 'was it for this?'
that's cos he's just about to call off the Easter Rising
New Publication: Making 1916: material and visual culture of the Easter Rising Edited by Lisa Godson and Joanna Brück
1916 Rising supplements 'will bring history alive' via
Welcome to our special 1916 magazine for schools via
Two great free resources for teaching about the 1916 Rising and
Some great articles and videos on our 1916 section. Definitely worth a look:
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. This is the spot on which the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising w…
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1916 Rising supplements 'will bring history alive'
no. The Passover revolves around the sacrifice of JC. You may be thinking of his death and rising which is Easter.
Trinity College Dublin launches free online video course on the lead up to 1916
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Fallen, an Easter Rising saga by Lia Mills has been chosen as the for 2016.
Remembering Padraig Pearse & his role in the Easter Rising 1916(played by by Michele Marcella http:/…
Londonderry pair on trial over Easter Rising parade - Belfast Newsletter
Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland to be commemorated in Scotland (From Herald Scotland)
I'm watching the 1916 Easter Rising and its out of sinc.all ten episodes...this is an important part of our world viewing 2016..
Discussions are ongoing. Next year is a big year for RTE: Election, centenary of Easter rising...etc
"99 years after he was shot following the death of a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) officer during the Easter Rising"
1916 Souls of Freedom Check out our new trailer
Best wishes from 1916 Souls of Freedom Check out the New Trailer
Honouring the soldiers of freedom from Scotland who bravely fought in the Easter Rising.
rising veterans share their memories of the rebellion against British rule in in 1916 and...
Conflation of Marxist ideology w/ Easter Rising. Marxism is no alternative to neo-liberal orthodoxy.
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Sometimes I think about the talents involved in the Easter Rising readings and feel this intense upwelling of 😭
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Back then it was Sackville StPart of O’Connell Street, Dublin, after the Easter Rising, 1916
James Connolly in 1916. Unable to stand to during his execution due to wounds received during the Easter Rising.
Countess Constance Markievicz would be a great podcast topic, especially as the centenery of the Easter Rising is next year
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An odd bits of recent news: 'The Queen to help the Irish commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising' via
My obsessed fan attacking me for remembering 1916 Easter Rising. Look forward to him attacking the Queen http…
Kevin McCann fills void of Irish story telling about the 1916 Easter Rising with "The Rising" via
Well, I think the 11916 Easter Rising was a mistake as said from John Bruton & David Norris.
TIL Eamon de Valera was imprisoned for leading the Easter Rising. While inside, he took th…
The courtyard at Kilmainham Gaol where the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916 were executed by firing squad...
Ex justice secretary calls for official recognition for Scots republican's part in 1916 Easter Rising
Easter Rising album of Eamonn O'Dwyer surfaces on eBay:
On this day in 1916, Easter Rising leaders James Connolly and Seán Mac Diarmada are executed in Kilmainham Gaol.
Countess Markievicz, an officer of the Irish Citizen Army, and one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising,...
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Na Fianna Éireann member Sean Healy aged 15 killed on this day in 1916 carrying dispatches during the Easter Rising http…
Taken on the 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. @ Dublin's General Post Office
24 Apr 1916, Easter Rising begins in Dublin, directed by James Connolly, Commandant-General, Dublin Division, Army of th…
on 1916 Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett ..
99 years since the start of the Easter Rising. "The cause of Ireland is the cause of labour." - James Connolly, murdered by the British.
Easter Rising leader James Connolly on Royal visits to Ireland
very interesting piece you did for today's belfast telegraph on Easter Rising 👍
Easter Rising commemoration should be multi-cultural - Belfast Telegraph...
On the Easter Rising, David Quinn writes, "I tend to agree with John Bruton". I imagine he tends to agree with John Bruton on most things.
Na Fianna Éireann commemorate the 99th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Easter Rising: Today, 2016 I'll be screening this episode on a loop for 24hrs
Video – Large crowds for 99th anniversary of Easter Rising in Dublin: Mary Lou McDonald TD tells commemoration...
Just realised the Air Corps are practicing for the Easter Rising ceremony on O'Connell St.
On 3/17 this year pour one out for John Connelly and the martyrs of the Easter Rising.
Con Colbert fought for Ireland with the Marrowbone Lane garrison during the 1916 Easter Rising
A keen Rugby player, Kevin Barry became the first soldier of the Republic to be executed after the Easter Rising. http:/…
Photograph of women from Cumann na mBan & Irish Citizen Army who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. http…
Winifred Carney is my new spirit animal. She showed up at the Easter Rising with a Webley Mark VI and a typewriter.
Fianna Fáil to host its own Easter Rising commemorations next year
Easter Rising revolutionary Tom Clarke was executed at Kilmainham Gaol exactly 50 years before I was born.
1916 proclamation needs to be realised not rewritten - Francie Mackey's letter published in todays Irish News With the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising fast approaching the 32 County Sovereignty Movement welcomes all genuine efforts to both mark and progress the core message of that seminal event. We are also mindful that there will be those who will seek to bury and distort that core message because it does not dovetail into present political positions. The recent promotional video released by the Dublin Government ranks at the extreme end of the revisionist spectrum. Rightly castigated by their own historical adviser on the project the video nonetheless gave us an insight as to how the political establishment in the Twenty Six Counties State plans to mark the occasion. More recently it has emerged that a group comprising of relatives of those who participated in 1916, along with artists and academics, has been formed with the stated aim of ‘Reclaiming the Vision of 1916’. At a recent press confer ...
James Connolly was a revolutionary who was a famous Marxist and fought in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin =Ireland
Former taoiseach John Bruton criticised for comments about Easter Rising via
The Rising will complete the trilogy of great films on Irish history, and it will be seen as the prequel to Neil Jordan’s movie “Michael Collins” starring Liam Neeson, and Ken Loach’s “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” starring Cillian Murphy. The movie's official launch in 2016 will coincide with the Easter Rising's centenary celebrations. Known to the British as Sean MacDermott, this remarkable young man was a farmer's son who grew up to challenge the world's largest empire. He worked tirelessly to form a successful revolutionary movement in Ireland, acting as the mastermind for a team of driven visionaries who changed the course of history. The last of the leaders to be executed in 1916, Seán was considered a hero by Michael Collins. Featuring a range of Irish screen stars, The Rising is based on a true story, and will look at the revolutionary movement which led to the Easter Rising. The movie will be made in 2015 and released to a global audience in 2016, and is being timed to coincide wi ...
A NOTE FROM PRODUCER KEVIN MCCANN: On this day, November 22, I wish to pay tribute to the late John F. Kennedy and remember his passing. I am currently staying in Brookline, Boston, his birthplace and neighbourhood. This week, I had the pleasure of hearing his Grand-nephew Congressman Joe Kennedy speaking at the American-Ireland Fund Gala. Let us remember some of the words that JFK spoke: "" A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”" "" The hottest places in *** are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."" (Dante) And when asked what was the highlight of his trip to Ireland in 1963, the last year of his life, this great Irish American hero replied: "“The highlight? That was the Memorial Service at Arbour Hill"" (The burial place of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.) John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963) May his spirit continue to inspire us.
Queen's University Belfast | Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the politics of...
Oh god, they're making a new movie about the 1916 Easter Rising. I can't begin to tell how much this gives me happy pants.
The Misneach hunger strike, 1966. December 19, 2012 by dfallon In April 1966, the Irish state marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in spectacular fashion. The state laid claim to the legacy of the Easter Rising, while Republicans fought for a voice within the year of commemoration. One unusual group who protested during the commemorations were Misneach, an Irish language activist group, who voiced their anger at the “non-achievement of the aims of the signatories of the Proclamation” by going on hunger strike for a week, frequently picketing the front of the General Post Office. Their strike began, as the Easter Rising itself had, on Easter Monday. They attracted considerable media attention worldwide, with the New York Times and others covering the protest. In March 1966, the group Misneach used a press conference in the Clarence Hotel to outline their planned hunger strike, and noted that during Easter Week they would picket the G.P.O, the newly constructed Garden of Remembrance, Lib ...
Thrown in jail for nationalist beliefs, knew Easter Rising leaders, campaigned for President Kennedy. Read her story
Can you source me anyone convicted on the OBAF Act for singing about the 1916 Easter Rising?
"But the Easter Rising, as we will see, had a forceful aesthetic dimension:"
Wish I could go back and be in the Easter rising
Charlie Flanagan considers Easter Lily "offensive". Yet people like him expected to organise Easter Rising Centenary?
I highly recommend this, covers most of pre-Easter Rising to civil war in graphic detail.
After the break the panel discusses how we should commemorate the Easter 1916 rising.
In 1916 Charlie Monahan left our parish to play his part in the Easter Rising. In 2016 we will remember even if the Gombeen Government won't
Coming up on the show from 9pm . will talk Easter Rising 2016 anniv. and (1/3)
Charlie Flanagan dismisses the Easter Lily as offensive. How can we trust people like this to plan Centenary of Rising?
Relatives of the 1916 Easter Rising participants have said the Spire on Dublin's O'Connell Street should be...
Irish Times … Dublin’s Spire should be renamed ‘An Claidheamh Soluis’: Relatives of Easter Rising participants...
History of the Easter Rising, 1916: With the centenary of the Easter Rising coming up in 2016 I am expecting l...
When's the next announcement about the commemorations for Enda's Easter 1917 Rising?
Roisin discussed Rising with us in 2012, very good insights into public memory.
Relatives of Easter Rising heroes to host their own commemoration of 1916.
A promotional video for the 1916 Rising centenary hilariously fails to mention the 1916 Rising. .
"If Joyce’s novel is the Dublin's Odyssey, then the Easter Rising is its Iliad." 1916 Revisited | L A Review of Books
16 Nov 1965: W.T. Cosgrave, 1st Taoiseach, died, Dublin. The Easter Rising veteran became the first President of...
The appropriate way to mark the Easter Rising in 2016
An editorial on Irish Government plans to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising..
Easter Rising said to be result of communications problem with the British Empire according to new evidence uncovered by John Tierney
Which simulation adventure will you choose? Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Easter Rising, Detention of Omar Khadr
Huge crowds and military parade in commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916 in the 1960s
Scottish born Easter Rising leader James Connolly sacrificed his life for Irish Independence http:…
My Saturday Essay in the Irish Daily Mail (1800 words guys!) Who Fears 1916? On Monday morning, I tuned in to the Webcast of a Dublin City Council meeting. Questions were to be asked about the capital’s preparations for the 2016 Centenary of the Easter Rising. I was chilled to hear the Assistant Chief Executive tell Councillors that no special financial provision was being made by the Council to generate commemorative events, and that they hoped to get some money next year from a “National Commemorations Committee” -- which doesn’t actually exist as a funding body. Hoped! From a non-existent agency! Next year! Five years after the setting up of an Oireachtas committee to prepare for this momentous national occasion, key partners are still hoping in vain, and at the final hour! How Irish is that! I reached for a strong cup of tea and shuddered with despair. My mind flashed back to the last minute cobbling together of the 1991 Dublin European Capital of Culture programme, and to the hastily assemble ...
MT You can't do this in the EU 😂 lols. "Scottish born Easter Rising leader James Connolly
21 Sep 1881: Easter Rising leader Éamonn Ceannt born at Ballymoe, County Galway. A signer of the Proclamation of...
Scots decide independence in 2016 an act of commemoration gor the Easter Rising too far. Jihn Bruton claims result vindicates John Redmond
NCH.No way Min Leo cld be author of article in SBP.Its cringe making.New reason for choosing site at James"1 of sites of Easter Rising"??
1975 Éamon de Valera died Irish Politician, trained as a mathematician and taught mathematics prior to the Easter Rising.
U.S. Premiere of A Terrible Beauty - Easter Rising 1916 is next Saturday the 6th. Check out the trailer below.
Is this the only picture of James Connolly from the Easter Rising? :: The Irish Times:
Mitchel McLaughlin writes on World War 1, the Easter Rising and ‘The Right to Remember’.
If you could witness any historical moment, which one... — the Easter rising 1916 bc i was so interested in what...
ya fecker...thats why I thought the Easter Rising ep was a wind up...stop being so funny
yeah, I watched that, my Grandad was at the Easter Rising.
I'll be performing at fundraiser with my friend Japes, and Easter Rising band Sept 27.
Band line up for the Celtic Benefit Concert for on Sept 27: Danny and Japes and Easter Rising!
Ukraine now near catastrophe those killed injured and homeless on a level with the easter rising in dublin pro rata to pop
16 Moore St this afternoon- last HQ of the 1916 Rising leaders during Easter Week
thought so. I've been there the last two nights. Recommend the walking tour about the 1916 Easter Rising if you have time.
We are big comic book Easter egg fans. Arkham Rising
Irish engagement in the First World War was morally right. From the paper that said the Easter Rising was wrong.
Getting some pretty strange looks walking down O'Connell street (home of the Easter rising) in a Union Jack t shirt...
Foggy Dew – perhaps the greatest song from the Easter Rising 1916. Discover more here
it was Ferghal McGarry's Easter rising book by the way
Easter's today, the celebration of Christ rising oh and the 6th anniversary of me losing my virginity
21 days before our first deadline. . 2nd Lt George R GRAY was Killed on 28th April 1916 Aged 21. ...
a forehead. A giant forehead rising from the earth like those easter island copycats. All hail the massive forehead.
Easter rising off lads cause in a hundred years the Germany Bundesbank will have replaced the British.
'Irish Volunteers of North Co Dublin' – talk by Frank Whearity, author of 'Easter Rising of 1916 in north Co. Dublin'
Some interesting characters from the in 1916!
25 Aug 1882: Seán T. O'Kelly, 2nd President of Ireland, was born in Dublin. The Easter Rising veteran served as...
1916 Easter Rising. Meet me at the piller.: via
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Was the Easter Rising morally justified? via
*** pride is not *** Christmas, that’s Eurovision. This is *** Easter. I’m sure there’ll be a lot of people rising from the dead today
SF r correct in lookin 2engage with WW1&2 commerations. whether 1agrees r not.its respect 4 dead.Easter Rising no different.
2day 1922: During Irish Civil War, revolutionary leader Michael Collins, one of leaders of the Easter Rising (cont)
2day 1922 Michael Collins, leader in the Easter Rising is murdered in Irish Civil War: my poem
RARE PHOTO James Connolly EMERGES. Of all the executions carried out during the 1916 Easter Rising, none raised... http:…
Fmr. FG Taoiseach says Easter Rising was "wrong". makes comparisons with Provos
Today in Irish History: 22 June 1922 - Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson is assassinated in front of his home at Eton Place in London. Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson left his home in London to unveil a war memorial at Liverpool Street railway station. When he returned at 2:30 that afternoon two young men, Reginald Dunne and Joseph O'Sullivan, were waiting for him. Wilson was deputy chief of staff of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front at the outbreak of World War I and was appointed Imperial Chief of Staff in 1918, a position he held until he retired in 1922 to become MP for North Down. Wilson was shot dead in London in June 1922, by Joseph O’Sullivan who had lost a leg fighting with the British Army at Ypres and Reginald Dunne who also fought in the British Army. Neither Dunne nor O'Sullivan had been politically active before or during the war (Dunne, in fact, had joined the army after the Easter Rising), but they displayed the zeal of converts once they became committed to the cause of . ...
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann[1]) was an Irish Republican revolutionary military organisation. It was descended from the Irish Volunteers, an organisation established on 25 November 1913 that staged the Easter Rising in April 1916.[2] In 1919, the Irish Republic that ha…
In an adapted extract from, The Story of the Easter Rising, John Dorney describes the bloody fighting at Mount Street Bridge during the Easter Rising. In many locations during the Easter Rising, particularly at Jacobs Factory, the Four Courts and Bolands Mill, the Volunteers barely saw a British soldier all week. Rather their positions were isolated and bombarded from distance. Where, however, the British assaulted Volunteer positions dominating the routes into the city, fighting was much more bloody. There they were drawn into street fighting, with its invisible snipers and sudden close range cross-fires, which negated their superiority in men and firepower. This happened mainly at three locations, Mount Street Bridge, South Dublin Union/Marrowbone lane and North King Street. At Mount Street, on the approach to the city centre from the port at Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), a Volunteer outpost manned by only 17 men, armed with rifles and hand guns, faced the frontal assault of a battalion of British troo ...
Can't wait to study English and History counting down the days. They have always been my favourite subjects . cause I have a love and a passion for language and its heritage Shakespeare Yeats Wordsworth Byron Shelley Hemmingway O'Casey... Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes.. Harper Lee Emily Dickenson Bronte Sisters... James Joyce and usage as I have studied French German and Spanish also. History is such a wonderful subject like topics like Home Rule in Ireland Civil Wars in Spain .. the rise of the Weimar Republic in Germany... The French Revolution. The Cuban Missle Crisis where were on the brink of a World War. The Cromwellian Plantations.. The Flight of the Earls.. in 1607. Amerigo Vespucci discovering America. The Santa Maria The Nina and The Pinta the three ships which helped Christopher Columbus discover which is now modern day Bahamas. The 1913 Lock Out with Jim Larkin. The Easter Rising of 1916 and the 16 signatories of the Proclamation of Independence. The most recent events in history with the fall of .. ...
On this date in 1916, the final two executions related to the failed Easter Rising took place. Labor Leader and Commandant of the Citizens Army , James Connolly and IRB Member Sean MacDiarma were executed in Kilmainham Gaol. In 1981, Francis Hughes died in The Maze after a 56 day hunger strike, to protest conditions. He was preceded in death by Bobby Sands and would be followed by Ray McReesh. Easter, 1916 -W.B. Yeats I HAVE met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or a gibe To please a companion Around the fire at the club, Being certain that they and I But lived where motley is worn: All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. That woman's days were spent In ignorant good-will, Her nights in argument Until her voice grew shrill. What voice more sweet than ...
98th Anniversary of James Connolly's execution, May 12, 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising, Dublin.
Today we remember James Connolly and Seán MacDiarmada. Executed for their roles in the Easter Rising of 1916
Undershirt worn by James Connolly in the GPO during the 1916 Easter Rising
On this date in 1916, the British army executed Sean Mac Diarmada and James Connolly, the last of the Easter Rising leaders they would kill in Dublin. The treatment accorded to Connolly, a hero among the poor of Ireland for his dedication to the cause of labor, was particularly despicable. Crippled by an infected wound in the ankle, he was carried to Kilmainham Gaol, tied to a chair and shot. As they were loading their rifles, Connolly forgave the men of the army firing squad for their actions. A ragged volley of shots resounded from their rifles, so shaken were they by their distasteful task. Sir John Maxwell’s merciless and rapid application of military justice to the rebel leaders disgusted much of the Irish population. The British once again allowed iron-fist policies in Ireland to pour gasoline on the flames they had nearly extinguished. Also, on this date in 1999, U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton become the first woman to be granted the Freedom of Galway city, following in the footsteps of h ...
I'm 100% sure that is Jesus rising from the dead after Easter
A Short History of the Hibernian Rifles, a small group which took part in the Easter Rising of 1916
Should Ireland invite the Queen, Royals to 100th anniversary of 1916 Easter Rising? This guy says NO:
Got to the Kilmainham jail on the anniversary of the executions of the Easter Rising leaders. God bless the Irish
Apparently these are actual bullet holes from the Easter Rising...
I liked a video from top 5 dead rising 3 easter eggs
Just a rainy Saturday rising plasma cars with Easter buckets on our heads.
For now, her rising eagerness would wait, nearly causing the Easter Egg settled on her shoulder to fall, as she swept before~
A chairde I share this image of Vol. Thomas Kent who was executed on this day, 1916, by the Crown Forces. After the Easter Rising, the Kent home was raided by British Crown forces on April 22, 1916, who were were met with resistance from Thomas and his brothers Richard, David and William. Mrs Kent, aged 84 at the time, reportedly called out: “We are soldiers of the Irish Republic and there is no surrender.” In the gunfight, an RIC officer was killed. David Kent was seriously wounded, Richard was shot while fleeing and died of his wounds, while Thomas and William were later tried for murder of the officer. William was acquitted, but Thomas was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad. David Kent got five years penal servitude. Apart from Roger Casement, Thomas Kent is the only person outside of Dublin to be executed for his role in the events of Easter Week. He is buried at Collins Barracks, Cork. In 1966 the railway station in Cork was renamed Kent Station in his honour. Fuair sé bás ar son s ...
Historic buildings about to become a shopping centre. What happened at Moore street on 1916 Easter Rising
Russia's Lenin praised the 1916 easter rising members and called them Europes first Red Army, I believe
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Féin Rebellion, was an insu...
Only in Ireland are poets at the heart of a rising:1916 EASTER UPRISING THE TRUE STORY, PART ONE OF TEN: via
It was while I was watching the Tile Films production A Terrible Beauty the other day (via the TG4 Player, awesome that they aired and then streamed it) that I began to think about the Easter Rising and the world of visual entertainment (someday I might… [ 1387 more words. ]
The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca),[1] also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish Republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland, seceding from the United Kingdom of Great Britain…
Heading to the annual 1916 Easter Rising ceremonies at Arbour Hill, starting with mass for those who died for Ireland 98 …
Thanks for giving me a lift to annual 1916 Easter Rising ceremonies at Arbour Hill. Starts with Mass.
I call my dog an Easter Dog. Cause every time I come home, he thinks I'm Jesus, rising from the dead.
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5/8/1899 -- Bygonne era?: Irish Literary Theatre is inaugurated in Dublin with W. B. Yeats's The Countess Cathleen . . . with cops present to protect the players. Billy "Bud" Yeats was in love, hopelessly in love with Maud Gonne, for most of his life. Maud married Major John McBride in 1901, their son was Sean McBride, co-founder of AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, & winner of the Nobel Peace prize. John McBride was executed by the British for his involvement in the Easter Rising, 1916.
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History really freaks me out. I did a lot on the Easter Rising today (recent anniversary, kind of hoping it'd come up, maybe)
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The Easter Bunny is a ridiculous myth that completely detracts from the factual reality of the Son of God rising from th…
On this day 98 years ago, 29th April 1916 marked the end of the Easter Rising. 500 people were killed during the fighting of Easter Week, 300 were civilians. The youngest was 2 years of age killed by the British. 2,500 people were wounded, 2,000 were civilians. 15 executions occurred after the Rising. And 1,841 rebels were jailed in England... Padraig Pearse made the following statement at his 'Court Martial'.. My sole object in surrendering unconditionally was to save the slaughter of the civil population and to save the lives of our followers who had been led into this thing by us. It is my hope that the British Government who has shown its strength will also be magnanimous and spare the lives and give an amnesty to my followers, as I am one of the persons chiefly responsible, have acted as C-in-C and President of the Provisional Government. I am prepared to take the consequences of my act, but I should like my followers to receive an amnesty. I went down on my knees as a child and told God that I would ...
On this day in 1916, the Easter Rising began in Dublin, with the aim of ending British rule and creating the Irish Republic.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. April 24, 1916 some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The rising was put down by British forces almost a week later.) 1792 the national anthem of France, "La Marseillaise" (lah mahr-say-YEHZ'), was composed by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. 1800 Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. 1898 Spain declared war on the United States. (The United States responded in kind the next day.) 1913 the 792-foot Woolworth Building, at that time the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened in Manhattan as President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button at the White House to signal the lighting of the towering structure. 1915 what's regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople. 1932 in the Free State of Prussia, the Nazi Party gained a pluralit ...
Today, Easter Monday 12 noon, in the street in back of the courts in Mineola there will be a reading of the Proclamation in remembrance of the Easter Rising in Ireland. This is a wonderful tribute to our Irish Heritage...if you can be there...and then onto O'Carrolls for an Irish Breakfast after 1pm...
When the Easter Rising happened the British establishment were all at the racetrack
James Connolly Association – Oration at the Irish Martyrs Memorial, Waverley Cemetery, Sydney (Easter 2014) A chairde, As we approach the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising we gather at this monument, as many others like us gather at similar monuments in Ireland and elsewhere, and we reflect on the efforts and sacrifices of those who have gone before us. Because of the events of that week in April, ninety-eight years ago, Easter has become the most important date in the calendar of Irish Republicans, and Easter commemorations among the most important events. And while we cast our minds to that week, to the events preceding it, and to its aftermath, we do not overlook the many heroic efforts by gallant men and women who over the centuries have made the ultimate sacrifice in the same struggle for Irish national self determination. We stand here at the resting place of Michael Dwyer, 'The Wicklow Chief', of the United Irishmen of Tone and Emmet. These men inspired the men and women of 1916, and in turn th ...
James Connolly Statement to Volunteers during the Easter Rising via A thought today forthe Irish Martyrs RIP
The last hours of the1916 Easter Rising leader James Connolly as told by his daughter Nora Connolly O'Brien. Put together by the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Many people know that the Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the fires and injured during the 1916 Easter Rising,...
The Government expects Prince Charles to attend the 1916 Easter Rising commemorations.
Headlines from todays Sunday Times: (In other words, the stuff you most likely won't hear RTE mentioning in detail, if at all!) * Drifter told to bond with suspect over shared interest in the moon The gardai who were in contact with Martin Graham conceived ways in which the drifter could ingratiate himself with Ian Bailey in the hope of securing information relevant to their investigation. One was for the pair to bond over a shared interest in the moon and lunar cycles. - * Rising cost of centenary hits €50m The government is planning a €50m facelift for some of the “forgotten” landmarks of the Easter Rising. - * Diesel in brain damage link DIESEL emissions can damage the brains of children living near busy roads, altering the way they develop and raising the risk of developing schizophrenia, autism and other diseases, scientists have warned. - * Kenny has to repay €7,400 in expenses Enda Kenny, the taoiseach, has repaid the Oireachtas €7,438 in expenses claimed under a new fully vouched syste ...
Deputy Consul General Ryan is in Fairfield, Connecticut today to join community for Easter Rising commemoration.
For those either too young to remember or who believe the hype of Sinn Fein or The Labour Party . The Labour Party is nothing but the break away part of Sinn Fein & those involved in the break away have just as much a dubious past . Don't be fooled by Sinn Fein hype. Mary Lou May be middle class , but Gerry ( I was never in the IRA) is still the leader after 29 years Year Event 1905 Sinn Féin Convention in November. 1907 Merged with Cumann na nGaedheal and the Dungannon Clubs. 1917 Reorganised after the Easter Rising 1922 Pro-Treaty members left Sinn Féin to form Cumann na nGaedheal. 1926 After a vote confirmed the Sinn Féin policy of abstention from Dáil Éireann, Éamon de Valera and his supporters leave to form Fianna Fáil. 1933 Cumann na nGaedheal merges with the National Centre Party and the National Guard to form Fine Gael. 1969 Defenders of abstentionism left the IRA to form the Provisional Army Council; the group which remained became known as the 'Official' IRA. 1970 The split in the IRA wa ...
On St. Patrick's Day I will remember James Connelly, Constance Markievicz, those who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising, those who fought British imperialism and genocide (Irish famine) and Bernadette Devlin, the only person, save Guy Fawkes, to enter Parliament with honest intentions!
George Gilmore George Gilmore was born in Portadown. He grew up in Dublin where he joined the Irish Volunteers in 1915. Gilmore partook in the Easter Rising of 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War when he was Officer in Command of the South County Dublin Battalion of the IRA. Gilmore, like his brothers Charlie and Harry, was imprisoned many times during 1919-1923 and once escaped from Mountjoy Gaol with Joseph Campbell. On November 25th, 1925 Gilmore lead an IRA unit who effected the escape of 19 republican prisoners from Mountjoy Gaol. He was arrested a year later and sentenced to eighteen months in Mountjoy Gaol during which time he refused to wear prison clothes in demand of political status. It is believed that Gilmore travelled to Russia to seek military training for IRA officers in 1930. A year later he was arrested in Dublin and sentenced to five years imprisonment under the Treason and Firearms Act but was released in the General Amnesty of 1932. Shortly afterwards, in August, 1932, Gil ...
100th aniv of the Easter rising as well, wouldn't it be great if both countries were totally free, we can dream😄🍀
Only eyewitness account of Easter Rising leaders’ burial is made public via
Like Jesus rising from the dead on Easter Sunday
There's a cute easter egg in Metal Gear Rising. A cop gets bored and starts petting a stray cat when that one villain rants about memes. :D
Easter Rising Festival at District Pontypridd. Gonna be slamming man!
1916 Easter Rising Centenary commemorative coins available from Time Pieces, Roscommon, Ireland and Glasnevin Museum Gold, Silver and Bronze in lovely green velvet presentation boxes. Thinking of an Easter gift that's unique and high quality? Well, look no further! Beats an egg anyday!!
You do know it's still referred to as the free state since the 1916 Easter Rising you uneducated moron.
with all of the bunnies and rising of the dead, could we call "Inmates" the Easter Episode of this season?
How to get from the Ukraine to the Easter Rising using only a Yes vote: Boyd on Independence (
Looking for something to do in Dublin? Download our app and let it guide you through Dublin bringing the story of the easter rising to life
Looking forward to Michael Collins making his debut. Hopefully he'll help get some points onboard for an Easter Rising.
The story of the Easter Rising and how it changed public opinion when the leaders became martyrs when they were executed by the British forces. Taken from th...
The Easter Rising as told in the film Michael Collins directed by Neil Jordan
Just realized Easter lands on 420 this year. Jesus is really rising and getting high up there this time around!
Absolutely lovely blog - ordinary life of Gt Grandparents during Easter Rising 1916 Dublin Ireland
Easter 1916–WB Yeats’ classic poem about Irish Rising. Read it here-discover more ht…
Join us at 8.30pm we'll be having a chat with Author of Easter Rising 1916: The Trails, Sean Enright and we have...
Colourising History - Clearing up rubble on O Connell St after the Easter Rising 1916.
Follow the map in order of location to see the story of the Easter Rising unfold.
Selling newspapers has never been an easy job - vendor outside GPO after the Easter Rising 1916 (Murtagh Collection)
On February 21, 1891, Easter Rising figure Seán Heuston was born in Dublin. He was executed for his role in the...
Top 10 biggest Irish Republican victories over the crown forces. 1. The 1916 Easter Rising - Like the TET Offensive in Vietnam it failed military but politically it was a huge success When the Irish people rose at Easter 1916 seizing the GPO in O'connell St. & proclaiming the Irish Republic they stroke one of the most deadliest blows to the British Empire. For Britain's Empire this was the beginning of the end. 2. Warrenpoint Ambush 1979 - 18 Brits were blown to bits down by the Narrow Water. Not only was this the single biggest lose of life for the British military since the 1956 invasion of Egypt 23 years ago it was their biggest loss of life during the war in the North. 3. Kilimichael Ambush 1920 - Tom Barry & his West Cork flying column inflicted the first major(and at the time the only) defeat to the terrorist Auxies killing 17 of them. Not only was it a military success but it was a huge political success as well which shook the British government to it's knees & made the whole world sit up & pay .. ...
Easter is on 4/20. Jesus will definitely be rising.
How significant was the Dublin Lock-Out in the lead up to the Easter Rising in 1916? Join the Irish Cultural Center at Elms College on Feb. 25 for this lecture by Fulbright FLTA, Síobhra Aiken, who will aim to evoke the voices of the defeated workers and *** the significance of this important, yet traumatic, event within the course of Irish history.
The snow is finally melting and it's time to get out of your cabin this weekend! Easter Rising will be warming things up at the Celestial on Saturday from 8pm-Midnight. Hike on up!
"Easter is on 4/20 this year 😳😂"Mann *** gone be taking flight, rising up with Jesus.
The 60 x 60' Airbag and Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster now open. Sun shining, temps rising, and fun factor going up!
this must mean we can't talk about the Easter rising
sure, and aren't you doing Easter rising?
Global war is one of the defining features of twentieth-century experience, and the first global war is the subject of one of this period’s topics, “Representing the Great War.” Masses of dead bodies strewn upon the ground, plumes of poison gas drifting through the air, hundreds of miles of trenches infested with rats—these are but some of the indelible images that have come to be associated with World War I (1914-18). It was a war that unleashed death, loss, and suffering on an unprecedented scale. How did recruiting posters, paintings, memoirs, and memorials represent the war? Was it a heroic occasion, comparable to a sporting event, eliciting displays of manly valor and courage? Or was it an ignominious waste of human life, with little gain to show on either side of the conflict, deserving bitterly ironic treatment? What were the differences between how civilians and soldiers, men and women, painters and poets represented the war? How effective or inadequate were memorials, poems, or memoirs in ...
1916 Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence. Black and Tans. 1920's Ireland was occupied by British Troops during the Irish War of Independence. Memories of m family who witnessed this
1916 Easter Rising key turning point in Irish history. Want to know more? ~ .H
Thanks for Jesus rising again. I get to eat these til easter😍
Clan Suibhne will be at @ Ocean County College Wednesday, March 12th @ 7 PM at the Kean-Ocean Gateway building auditorium for a special concert and presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Great War (WWI). The evening of March 12th will take a glimpse at The Great War (WWI) captured in song and lyrics from an English speaking, British Isles, and United Kingdom and it's domain perspective and influence. Clan Suibhne will sing songs, recite a poem, and use a wide array of musical instruments to include the Great Highland Bagpipes, Irish Tenor Banjo, Harmonica, Guitars and Mandolin, Accordion, etc... A slide presentation will aid in tying the selected music to the setting of WWI...slides will include WWI recruiting posters, the 3 first cousins (King George V, Tsar Nicholas II, and Kaiser Wilhelm II), United Kingdom and it's domains, Scottish soldiers in kilts "The Ladies from *** " U.S. involvements, Irish Military Forces, the 1914 Home Rule Act, and the 1916 Easter Rising, etc... The concert ...
1916-2016 : 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.: The RSF Easter Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversar...
Most people celebrate Easter with Easter Eggs. celebrates by another years anniversary of 1916 Easter Rising.
I remember I remember P& B Rowan Booksellers I have always loved second hand book shops. In fact I love them so much that I often dream about them, it’s disappointing to wake up just as I have got some unexpected treasure in my hands. But sometimes that happens in real life, I was once in Carlisle on my way back to Belfast from a conference in Leeds. I had about an hour and three quarters between trains, so I stepped out of the station and let my instincts guide me. Within ten minutes I had found a shop and in the basement there was a copy of the English translation of Sukhanov’s memoirs of the Russian Revolution, a book I had wanted for twenty five years. I have experienced on a number of occasions that moment when I recognised a book I deeply wanted and everything in the world melted, so that all I could see was the book. On my visits to Dublin I established a well worn trail between Connolly Station and Stephens’ Green, which allowed me the maximum browsing time in bookshops before my meeting sta ...
Lads if you thought the Easter Rising was rough, you should try getting a garlic cheese chip in the Eyre Square...
Slaves or Freemen? Sean McDermott, the IRB and the psychology of the Easter Rising John Dorney An article on why, at time when British rule in Ireland had never been more benign and when negotiations for Irish self-government were ongoing, Irish separatists such as Sean McDermott saw an armed uprising as a desperate last throw to save Irish identity.
Arthur Shields aka Rev; Playfair and brother of Barry Fitzgerald fought in the Easter Rising of 1916 and was interned in Frongoch prison in North Wales.
I don't think so,Mr winter told me off for saying 'the Easter rising is a turning point' told me to say 'it can be seen' as 1
The badge of Easter Rising participants Cumann na mBan who celebrate the centenary of their foundation later in 2014. ht…
With The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ The Oscars about to be presented here is a timely reminder of the Oscars connection with the 1916 Easter Rising
The connections between the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and the Academy Awards
BBC Documentary On Eamon De Valera (1882-1975) Former Taoiseach, President of Ireland Founder of Fianna Fail Leader in the Easter rising 1916
After the Easter Rising, Constance was put in solitary confinement. She was initially sentenced to death but this was commuted to a sentence of life in prison due to her being female. One year later, in 1917, she was released with fellow uprising prisoners after the British government granted an amnesty.
We asked: What happened to Constance Markievicz after the 1916 Easter Rising? Answer = b. sent to prison
Two IRA (Provisional IRA) volunteers of the Belfast Brigade's 3rd Battalion, armed with an Uzi sub-machine gun and a Romanian AKM assault rifle take part in a propaganda stunt in Ardoyne during the 1990's during an Easter Rising commemoration.
What did you all think about the decision by Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark to kill one of its giraffes last weekend? Unfortunately, every zoo in the world does this, including Dublin Zoo. The fact sheet below may be of interest to some of you! - Lauren. FACT SHEET - Dublin Zoo in the Headlines: A Hidden Past of Abuse 1994 / 1995: Zookeeper of 10 years Brendan Price quits in protest of the animals’ living conditions. The two resident Polar bears are mentally ill (they have been at the zoo for 17 years). Adult male hippo kept inside with a tiny ‘bath’ - separated from female and baby hippo, who get to go outdoors. In winter, the male will be kept in a different pen, with just a running hose to stand under. Elephants locked out of indoor enclosure during zoo open hours - so they are constantly on display. Animal rights groups call for independent inquiry after the death of a Sea Lion. No hiding place for wolves to get away from the public eye - kept on display at all times. Dublin Zoo will not release thei ...
And now for details of our new writers' plays running during writers' week : 'The Death And Legacy Of The Other Pearse' - David McGuire William Pearse, in the wake of the Easter Rising, plots to have his legacy assured; deceit and madness at the heart of his machinations. The only person that can save his life is the Prosecutor who condemned him and his brother, Patrick, who is in the grips of his own delusions.
The latest from Easter Rising Trail (Our app gives you a complete audio tour of the sites around Dublin City Centre which relate to the Easter Rising. Available 2 Download now from all app stores
TG4 Documentary based on James Connolly and his role in the Easter Rising of 1916
King George V ( 1910 - 1936 ) 1910 - George V becomes King and Emperor of India on the death of his father, Edward VII. 1911 - Parliament Act ensures the sovereignty of the House of Commons. 1911 - National Insurance Act provides sickness and unemployment benefits. 1912 - The luxury passenger ship S.S. Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage, drowning more than 1,500 people. 1913 - Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison throws herself under the Kings horse at the Epsom Derby 1914 - Anglican Church in Wales is disestablished. 1914 - The heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire is assassinated. Outbreak of World War I. 1914 - Battles of Mons, the Marne, and Ypres. 1915 - Second Battle of Ypres. Allied Gallipoli expedition fails to remove Turkey from the war. 1916 - Battle of the Somme. Naval Battle of Jutland between British and German fleets. 1916 - Easter Rising in Dublin in support of Irish independence. 1916 - David Lloyd George replaces Asquith as Prime Minister. 1917 - Battle of Passchendale. 1917 - Russian Revoluti ...
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playing Easter on Christmas, rising from the dead
A Christmas Story (from Easter Rising, oddly enough. Birth & Rebirth--& over again--to all). Hope it was a good day.
anyone want a copy of 'Easter Rising 1916: The Trials'? have 4
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A very good write up on Connectivity and Continuity in the Republican Movement, Republican legitimatism and the partitioned 26 County Free-State Gov and Occupied Six-Counties and how they have been been kept in tact due to sell-out parties who once opposed it. A concept within Irish Republicanism, Irish Republican legitimatism denies the legitimacy of the political entities of Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and posits that the pre-partition Irish Republic continues to exist. The concept informs aspects of, but is not synonymous with, abstentionism. The only political party currently to subscribe to this principle is Republican Sinn Féin which, running on an abstentionist platform, received 2,522 first preference votes, or 0.38 per cent of the valid poll in the 2007 Northern Ireland Assembly elections and 2,403 first preference votes, 0.13 per cent of the valid poll, in the 2004 Republic of Ireland local elections. The Continuity Irish Republican Army, Cumann na mBan and Fianna Éireann also sub ...
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