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Posted on 03/27/2016


Photo taken on May 16, 2013


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Easter Rising Centenary (Easter Monday, 1916 to 2016)

Easter Rising Centenary (Easter Monday, 1916 to 2016)
On Easter Monday, 1916 (which was on 1916-04-24), the Irish Republicans led a revolt against British rule. Only 2,000 or so people showed up in the rising, mostly in Dublin. Patrick Pearse, one of the rebel leaders, read out the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the steps of the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin. The week-long rebellion and the subsequent suppression by the British Army were violent and deadly, with over 450 rebels, soldiers and innocent civilians killed (including children). Central Dublin was ruined by heavy shelling.

Initially the bloody rising was an utter failure, but yet within weeks it led to a much wider, popular opposition against British rule. Within a few years, Ireland went through the rise of Sinn Féin (initially as a political bloc), the establishment of the first Dáil Éireann (Irish parliament), the Anglo-Irish War, the Irish Civil War and the establishment of the Irish Free State and eventual split-up of Ireland (politically) into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional capture! So sad that so many people needlessly lost their lives.
2 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to William Sutherland
British imperialism/ colonialism created some fine political entities but made others hellish for sure!
2 years ago.