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Smoke rising from destruction along the Liffey in the aftermath of the Easter Rising

Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honor of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honour of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

James Connolly was the leader of the Irish Citizen Army.  When the Rising failed in Ireland in 1916 and the Irish soldiers surrendered James Connolly was executed by firing squad

1916 Easter Rising in Ireland - James Connolly

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. -1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. Proclamation of the Irish Republic

The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resul

Sinann - Irish River Goddess in ancient Celtic mythology associated with the river Shannon, the longest river in Ireland which was sought out for its hazelnuts of wisdom.

Miranda- The Tempest. John William Waterhouse's is one of my favorite artists because his paintings endure as archetypal images of the Victorian age. I absolutely "feel" his paintings.literal, beautiful and romantic.

St Colman's Cathedral - Cobh, County Cork, Ireland <3

St Colman’s Cathedral – Cobh, County Cork, Ireland . Colman’s Cathedral…

The Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the Irish nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed their lives in 1916. It symbolises unity, equality and prosperity for all Irish people everywhere.

Easter Lily is an emblem of unity between the different traditions within the Irish nation as well as the heroism of those who sacrificed their lives in It symbolises unity, equality and prosperity for all Irish people everywhere.

Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion.  Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty.  Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. On August Collins was shot and killed while fighting for freedom during the Irish Civil War. Check out his family tree on Geni!

The Wishing Chair at the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, Ireland

The Wishing Chair at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland. It's said that wishes made at the Wishing Chair always come true.

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