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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Based on a conference of the same name, held in November 2016 in Galway, Ireland, this book consists of six plenary addresses (some revised) on national sovereignty and how the Irish State has delivered on the aspirations of the Easter Rising of 1916.
In 1915, Onions enlisted with the 3rd Hussars Reserve and served at Dublin's Easter Rising of 1916.
Daniel Mulhall, Irish ambassador to the UK, meets Mairtin McCullcough whose father Dennis was a prisoner Addressing the 400-strong crowd after a march through the village, Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall said: "Some 1,800 Irish men were interned at Frongoch after the Easter Rising of 1916 and is a significant place in both Irish and Welsh history.
This year, we are very glad to mark our National Day and the Easter Rising of 1916, a key event in the Irish freedom struggle," the ambassador said.
I do so in particular warmth this year, when we commemorate the centenary of one of the most significant events in our nation's journey to independence - the Easter Rising of 1916.
BRENDAN O'CARROLL: MY FAMILY AT WAR (BBC2, Wednesday, 9pm) MRS BROWN writer and comedian Brendan O'Carroll, below, gets serious to tell the story of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 and the part his own family played in it.
BRENDAN O'CARROLL: MY FAMILY AT WAR (BBC2, Wednesday, 9pm) MRS BROWN writer and comedian Brendan O'Carroll, below, get serious to tell the story of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 and the part his own family played in it.
This has been particularly the case with the Easter Rising of 1916, where historians have used newly available documents in often innovative ways to transform our understanding of the events and significance of Easter 1916.
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.