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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Michael Collins - the commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army in the 1910s - played an Irish football match in Newsham Park in 1914 as part of the Gaelic Athletic League while Patrick Pearce, who led the 1916 Irish rising against British rule, thanked three anonymous Liverpool women, who cooked for Irish rebels inside the Dublin Post Office, in his famous address after the conflict.
The arrival at Aylesbury of the renegade beauty, Countess Markievicz, one of the instigators of the 1916 Irish Rising, contributed to May's new understanding of the ways in which Ireland's history of conquest by the British had played its part in shaping her.
TEACHER Patrick Pearce, who led the 1916 Irish rising against British rule,personally thanked three anonymous Liverpool women who he said had cooked for Irish rebels inside the Dublin Post Office, in his famous address after the conflict.