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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.

"Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook, Easter, 1916. A Complete and Connected Narrative of the Rising, with Detailed Accounts of the Fighting at all Points.The Easter Rising of 1916 was another traumatic event in Irish history which helps to illustrate the connection between history and song.  This exhibition pairs a magazine publication of a year later devoted exclusively to the Rising with a later songbook devoted to the songs of 1916."

"Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook, Easter, A Complete and Connected Narrative…

British troops behind a barricade of empty beer casks, near the quays in Dublin during the Easter Rising, 1916

Snipers kneeling behind barricade, British Occupation Forces, Dublin, 1916

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

James Connolly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Leader of the Easter Rising. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Click on my picture for more information!

James Connolly, leader of the Irish Citizens Army

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

Countess Markievicz played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and in post-1916 Irish history. Born in 1868 as Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Easter Uprising but had the sentence commuted to life imprisonment on account of her gender. She died in 1927. It is estimated that over 250,000 people lined the streets for her funeral.

Countess Markievicz played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and in…

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

Easter Rising: James Connolly Irish Citizen Army in Dublin Ireland

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising,

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