Easter Rising

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Easter Rising

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(Historical Terms) an armed insurrection in Dublin in 1916 against British rule in Ireland: the insurgents proclaimed the establishment of an independent Irish republic before surrendering, 16 of the leaders later being executed
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Dunbar, acclaimed for his part in The Crying Game, said: "A lot of people are going to be very surprised about James Connolly; his influence stretched far beyond his role in the Easter Revolution.