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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During the Easter rising of 1916 it was necessary to close the chapel for over a week because of the fighting.
32) Deane opened with the assertion that 'The Easter Rising of 1916 has been so effectively revised that its seventy-fifth anniversary is a matter of official embarrassment'; (33) a view shared by Declan Kiberd, who described the commemoration as 'spare', 'brief', and 'sheepish'.
Eva was involved with women's rights in the suffragette movement in Manchester and Constance famously took part in Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 and became the first elected woman to the British House of Commons.
In a narrow sense, it may mean the period from the Easter Rising of 1916 to the ceasefire of the Irish War of Independence in June 1921; later generations of Irish nationalists regarded the physical force republicanism of these years with approbation.
Eamon De Valera, a terrorist leader of the Easter Rising of 1916, escaped a British firing squad to become President of Ireland, congratulations from the Queen on his 90th birthday.
The Easter Rising of 1916 in North County Dublin: a Skerries Perspective
Within four years, the resolution's proposer, James Connolly, had been executed for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916, and Labour would play a subsidiary role to the emerging Sinn Fein in the revolutionary years that followed, before contesting its first general election in 1922.
Bred in Ireland and named in tribute to the Easter rising of 1916, Easter Hero had several owners and trainers early in his career, and as a five-year-old he fell in the inaugural Cotswold (now Arkle) Chase.
These bullet holes date from the Easter Rising of 1916, an insurrection against British rule initiated by the proclamation of an Irish Republic.
As with the rest of Cork City and County Cork, Blackpool was staunchly Sinn Fin following the Easter Rising of 1916.
His consideration of plays about the Easter Rising of 1916 in the context of other works about the war is a fine example of recontextualisation that allows him to cover some familiar ground from a new perspective.